Conference seeks to promote women’s participation in politics

(VOVworld) - A conference to enhance the involvement of women in the National Assembly and people’s councils was held Phan Thiet city on Thursday.

Conference seeks to promote women’s participation in politics - ảnh 1

Deputy Minister of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs Nguyen Trong Dam said increasing the rate of women in people-elected agencies is an important target in the national strategy on gender equality in 2011-2020. This will create opportunities for women to raise their voices in making laws and policies related to human right, gender quality, culture, education, environment among others, Dam stressed. At the event, participants highlighted difficulties to increase the rate of women joining in decision-making agencies in general and in the NA and people’s councils in particular, such as conceptions on tradition, culture and gender equality.  They also proposed several solutions to help women promote their capacity with focus on training, and communication work to raise public awareness of gender equality.