Australia supports gender equality in Vietnam
- Vietnam holds gender equality action month
- Gender equality forum in Ha Noi
- Vietnamese Women's Day kickstarts Australian "gender month" in Vietnam
It focuses on three key areas to progressively close the gender gaps in Vietnam, including: ehancing women’s voice in decision-making and leadership; pomoting women’s economic empowerment; and ending violence against women and girls.
Australian Ambassador, H.E. Mr. Craig Chittick said: “Australia’s investment in women and girls in Vietnam will be an important contribution to Vietnam reaching its social and economic development objectives”.
Promoting women’s economic empowerment, including among ethnic minorities, is one of the three pillars of Australia’s development cooperation program with Vietnam for the period 2015-2020.
With more than $10 million invested in dedicated gender-related programming over the past few years, Australia is already one of the largest donors for advancing gender equality in Vietnam, and the Strategy ensures that the contribution will be focused and purposeful.