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PM approves national action programme on gender equality

Update: October, 08/2015 - 16:43
As part of a newly approved national action programme, gender equality will be promoted at schools, businesses and industrial parks. — VNA/VNS Photo

HA NOI (VNS) — The Prime Minister has approved a national action programme on gender equality for the 2016-20 period, which focuses on rolling out various types of awareness campaigns.

Gender equality will be promoted in schools, businesses and industrial parks. Men and boys are encouraged to take part in communication campaigns to eliminate gender imparity.

Besides this, the "action month for promoting gender equality and preventing gender-based violence" will be recognised annually from November 15 to December 15, with a focus on presenting themes and messages relevant to the issue and honouring individuals and organisations that actively promote such messages.

The programme also aims to enhance the capacity of elected female officials, National Assembly female deputies and female leaders from the grassroots level upwards to suggest policies related to the training and appointment of female officials.

Ministries, sectors, localities and organisations are encouraged to build models to increase women's engagement and promote gender equality in areas at risk of gender inequality. — VNS

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