Promoting children and women’s rights in ASEAN
18:02 | 19/08/2013
VGP – The Vietnamese Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) co-organized on August 19 a Regional Meeting on promoting the Rights to Nationality for Women and Children in ASEAN.

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Speaking at the conference, Deputy Secretary-General for ASEAN Socio-Cultural Community Department Alicia Rosa Bala stated that protecting and reinforcing the rights for children and women is one of the priorities pursued by ASEAN nations.

It was mirrored in ASEAN leaders’ commitments, the ASEAN Charter and the 2009-2013 ASEAN Socio-Cultural Community master plan, it was said.

Until now, all ASEAN members have ratified the Convention on Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) and the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC).

The meeting is expected to enhance the awareness of delegates, strengthen cooperation, share lessons and experiences in protecting women and children’s rights and citizenship by realizing these two conventions effectively.

By Thuy Dung

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