Leadership Council for Human Rights

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Monday, January 29, 2007

Targeting gender equality in Viet Nam

At the third dialogue session last week with the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women, Ha Thi Khiet, head of the National Committee for the Advancement of Women in Viet Nam, spoke on the challenges of implementing the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW), VNS reported today.

Khiet addressed the substantial improvements in gender equality that Viet Nam has made over the past two decades, and noted the further advancements that will come about as the result of the forthcoming Law on Gender Equality, which will come into effect in July. However, Khiet stressed that there is still much to be done, “We, as women, are not yet content with many things which are impeding the advancement of women.”

Additionally, Khiet said that international assistance is needed to address persistent problems like prostitution and human trafficking.

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