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National action month on gender equality launched
08:06 PM 2021-11-13
(LĐXH)- A ceremony of the national action month on gender equality and gender-based violence prevention and response 2021 was launched on November 12.
This event was co-organized by Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MoLISA) and UN Women.
The ceremony marked this year's National Action Month with the theme "Ensuring social security, empowering and creating opportunities for women and girls to realize gender equality and eliminate violence against women and girls.
Action month for gender equality and the prevention and response to gender-based violence in 2021 starts from November 15 to December 15.
Various activities to support the campaign will be held both offline in offline, promising to engage millions of Vietnamese nationwide.
Speaking at the launching ceremony, Deputy Minister of MoLISA Nguyen Thi Ha stressed that, in order to address gender inequality in Vietnam, in addition to policies and programmes to ensure social security, long-term communications efforts should be carried out more regularly and effectively to change gender bias, which is quite common in all aspects of social life.
“There would be no gender equality without the participation of men in domestic work and without an end to violence against women and girls,” she said.
Mr. Kidong Park, Acting Resident Coordinator of the United Nations in Vietnam emphasized that United Nations is committed to continuing to support Vietnam in promoting gender equality, eliminating gender-based discrimination and violence with an aim to achieve Sustainable Development Goals./.
Hong Minh