Gov’t Renews National Strategy on Gender Equality
17:37 | 06/03/2021

VGP – The Government targets to raise the primary education completion rate among ethnic minority children to 90% by 2025 and around 99% by 2030.

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This is part of the Government’s latest National Strategy on Gender Equality for 2021-2030.

The Government expects to see women holding key leadership positions in 60% of all State agencies and local administrations by 2025 and 75% by 2030.

The proportion of paid women employees will increase to 50% by 2025 and around 60% by 2030, while the proportion of women working in the agriculture sector among employed women will be decreased to below 30% by 2025 and less than 25% by 2030.

The percentage of female directors or owners of businesses or co-operatives is expected to reach at least 27% by 2025 and 30% by 2030.

The average time women spend doing unpaid housework will be reduced by 1.7 times by 2025 and 1.4 times by 2030 as compared to that of men.

Eighty percent of women suffering from domestic and gender-based violence will get access to at least one of fundamental support services by 2025 and the rate is expected to increase to 90% over the subsequent five years.

The sex ratio at birth will be about 111 boys per 100 girls by 2025 and 109 boys per 100 girls by 2030 while the maternal mortality rate will be brought down to 42 per 100,000 live births by 2025 and below 42 per 100,000 live births by 2030.

Gender and gender equality contents will be incorporated into the curriculum of schools and pedagogical establishments from 2025.

The Action Month on gender equality and prevention of violence against women and girls will take place annually from November 15-December 15.

Viet Nam has been internationally recognized for its achievements in gender equality, ranking 68th out of 166 countries in the Gender Development Index.

The nation is one of ten countries to best perform the fifth target of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals on advancing gender equality and empowering all women and girls.

The proportion of women with university degrees is the same as men, and up to 70% of women participate in the workforce. The proportion of Vietnamese women occupying senior management positions was recorded at 27%, higher than the world average.

However, the unbalanced sex ratio at birth was first identified in Viet Nam in 2004, and since 2005, it has rapidly increased and reached 111.5 male births for every 100 female births in 2019 as indicated in the 2019 population and housing census, against the biologically ‘natural’ or ‘normal’ sex ratios between 105 and 106, according to the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA).

By Thuy Dung

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