Families-source of encouragement in COVID-19 prevention work
21:25 | 28/06/2021

VGP – Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, families have been a source of encouragement for frontline military and medical personnel as well as the donors and contributors to the nation’s related prevention and control work.

Marking the 20th celebration of the Viet Nam Family Day(June 28,2001-June 28,2021), State President Nguyen Xuan Phuc has delivered a message, warmly greeting Vietnamese families in the country and abroad, affirming that Viet Nam Family Day is to honor family values, and for Vietnamese expatriates to remember their home country and loved ones at home.

Families are a key part of society and a firm foundation of the nation’s strength from the past to the present, he underscores, adding that the Party, State and people always respect and are grateful to those who have contributed to and sacrificed for the Fatherland.

The State President expressed his hope that every Vietnamese family and Vietnamese person at home and abroad will constantly strive and show their highest civil responsibility, continue to cultivate and build a family that contributes to the development of a powerful and prosperous Viet Nam.

Viet Nam has moved up four places to rank 79th out of 149 countries and territories in the 2021 World Happiness Report.

The country's national happiness index ranking results have continuously improved in recent years. Last year, it ranked 83rd out of 156 countries in the 2020 report, up 11 places compared to 2019.

In addition, the nation ranks fifth in the Happy Planet Index results and second in the Asia Pacific region, according to the UK-based New Economics Foundation.

Earlier, the Vietnamese Family Development Strategy towards 2020 and vision to 2030 was promulgated in 2012, aiming to continue the implementation of the Politburo’s Instruction No. 49/CT-TW dated February 21, 2005 on family development in the period of industrialization and modernization.

Meanwhile, according to the National Study on Violence Against Women issued in July 2020, it shows that nearly two in three married women in Viet Nam (almost 63 per cent) have experienced one or more forms of physical, sexual, emotional and economic violence and controlling behaviors by their husbands in their lifetime, and almost 32 per cent in the last 12 months.

Furthermore, violence against women has serious consequences on economic development, as well as physical and mental health. It is costing Viet Nam’s national economy the equivalent of 1.8 per cent of GDP.

By Hoang Ha

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