Update: 08:26 | 14/06/2018
Fulfilling gender equality criteria is significant for Vietnam, especially when the country is integrating deeply into the global economy, said Head of the Party Central Committee’s Commission for Mass Mobilisation Truong Thi Mai.
Head of the Party Central Committee’s Commission for Mass Mobilisation Truong Thi Mai (right) receives the Coordination Group in Hanoi.
In a meeting with the Informal Ambassadors and Heads of Agencies Gender Policy Coordination Group in Hanoi on June 12, Politburo member Mai laid stress on Vietnam’s efforts to realize gender equality targets. Despite limitations, the implemented policies have made significant contributions to raising public awareness on creating equal chances for female workers.
The amended Labour Code will be submitted to the National Assembly in May 2019, she noticed, adding that it will ensure rights of the laborers, gender equality, social welfare and the unanimity of the legal system, which are in line with international treaties which Vietnam has involved in.
Fulfilling gender equality criteria is significant for Vietnam.
Kamal Malhotra, Co-Chair of the Informal Ambassadors and Heads of Agencies Gender Policy Coordination Group and the Resident Coordinator of the United Nations in Vietnam, said that he wants to study Vietnam’s stance and the promotion of gender equality in the amended labour code, especially empowerment for women, gender equality and female workers, harmony of the retirement age between men and women, and regulations on sexual harassment and gender-based violence at working place.
He believed that removal of gender prejudice will help unlock women’s potential, thus improving labor quality and reducing labor shortage.
The group also hoped that the amended labor code will maintain regulations on maternal leave and breastfeeding period, Kamal Malhotra added.