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Friday, December 01, 2006

Norway to help improve gender equality in Viet Nam

On the coattails of an economic Memorandum of Understanding between Norway and Viet Nam, the Norwegian government has pledged its support for promoting more gender equality in Viet Nam, according to Viet Nam News. The National Committee for the Advancement of Women in Viet Nam, a United Sates project, will receive $62,000 from Norway to add to its current $90,000. The Gender Equality law was recently approved by the National Assembly and the chairwoman of the committee sees 2007 as an important year for women, as there are still pockets within Vietnamese society fixated on the old concepts of gender.

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