Promotion of women’s role in new rural area development

The 12th Congress of Vietnamese Women continued its 2nd day in Hanoi on Wednesday. Delegates discussed the role played by women in the building of new rural areas through movements of the Vietnam Women's Union.

Ms. Dang Thi Hong Nga from the Phu Yen provincial Women's Union said local members have contributed to the development of road networks and welfare facilities: "Local women have responded positively to the movement of building new rural areas. They have registered since the beginning of the year with local government what contribution they could make, especially in environmental protection, land offer for road building and other public works."

The Congress also discussed ways to improve the efficiency of vocational training and protect the rights of female workers. Women's employment has been of the top concerns of Vietnam. By November 2016, the total capital for employment fund reached 217 million USD, helping to generate about 60,000 jobs each year for women. In addition, since 2011 Vietnam has sent from 80,000 to 100,000 people to work abroad each year, of which women account for 40%.

The 12th Congress of Vietnamese Women elected 161 members to Executive Committee of the 12th Vietnam Women's Union for the next 5 years term. The congress will close on Thursday.

Source: VOV5