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Thursday, January 18, 2007

Hanoi reaffirms commitment to women’s rights

The Chairwoman of the National Committee for the Advancement of Women in Viet Nam (NCFAW), Ha Thi Khiet, has reaffirmed the commitment of the Vietnamese government to the implementation of the U.N. Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW), according to VietNamNet Bridge. In a speech in front of the CEDAW Committee in New York yesterday, Khiet emphasized the progress made in Viet Nam, where advocates continue to press for the elimination of any inequality between men and women, both in the family and socially.

Khiet said, “In the past five years, Viet Nam has deployed various policies and measures in the legislative, executive and judicial fields to promote the equality between men and women and ensure the full development of women so as to enhance women’s role and position in all areas.”

Among the steps taken to promote women’s rights in Viet Nam is the recent adoption of the Law of Gender Equality.

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