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Vietnam shares experience in increasing children's access to education

Vietnam shares experience in increasing children's access to education

18/05/2022
 Education is especially important in eradicating child labour, Vietnam's representative said at the 5th Global Conference on the Elimination of Child Labour in Durban, South Africa, and called for strengthening cooperation for the improvement of high school education, career orientation, and vocational training.
RESPECT WOMEN: prevention of gender-based violence in accordance with international standards

RESPECT WOMEN: prevention of gender-based violence in accordance with international standards

13/05/2022
During 3 days (May 11 - 13) Ministry of Labour - Invalids and Social Affairs in collaboration with UN Women, WHO, UNFPA and the UN Gender Theme Group held a training course for prevention of gender-based violence. The training is being held for the first time in Vietnam to strengthen capacity on prevention of violence against women based on “Respect Women” framework and foster the development of an effective gender-based violence prevention strategies in the future.
To concrete measures of prevention and control of child drowning

To concrete measures of prevention and control of child drowning

11/05/2022
 The interdisciplinary delegation of the Ministry of Labour - Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA) led by Deputy Minister Nguyen Thi Ha worked with Thanh Hoa Provincial People's Committee on strengthening prevention and control of accidents, injuries and drowning among children on May 10.
Social protection policies towards making the goal of social protection for all

Social protection policies towards making the goal of social protection for all

21/04/2022
 Vietnam’s social protection system needs further reform and strengthening towards realizing the goal of providing social protection for all in the country. This was one of the key take-aways of a consultation workshop co-organized by the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the Institute for Labour and Social Affairs (ILSSA) in Hanoi, on 20 April, 2022. Participants at the event, which was financially supported by the Government of Japan and the Government of Ireland, included representatives from the Ministry of Labour - Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA), several international partners such as UNICEF, UNFPA, UNDP, UN Women and the World Bank and the drafting committee for reviewing the implementation of the Party’s Resolution No. 15-NQ/TW on social policies which covers social security.  
Regional conference on promoting inter-agency collaboration on preventing child sexual abuse in ASEAN

Regional conference on promoting inter-agency collaboration on preventing child sexual abuse in ASEAN

20/04/2022
 On April 19th, in Hanoi, Ministry of Labour – Invalids and Social Affairs in cooperation with the ASEAN Secretariat and UNICEF held the Regional conference on promoting inter-agency collaboration on preventing child sexual abuse in ASEAN. The Conference was held virtually. Attending the Conference were Deputy Minister of Labour – Invalids and Social Affairs Nguyen Thi Ha, representatives of ACWC on the women’s rights and children’s rights, and the focal points in response to social welfare, education, health care, youth, and human right of the member countries in ASEAN, representatives from UNICEF, UNFPA, UNESCO and the relating UN’s agencies, international organizations, representatives from relating ministries, sectors and associations…
Respond to the World Autism Awareness Day:  Stronger engagement of the community in supporting children with autism

Respond to the World Autism Awareness Day: Stronger engagement of the community in supporting children with autism

04/04/2022
 On March 31, Khai Tri School for Special Education in Ho Chi Minh City, one of the 15 facilities, held a programme for children with autism, during which the children had chances to meet each other and develop their social skills. The event also gave an opportunity to the community to get better understanding on autism to give more love to children with autism.
Vietnam works towards a green, safe, equal future for women and girls

Vietnam works towards a green, safe, equal future for women and girls

21/03/2022
Vietnam is making continuous efforts to bring about a green, safe, equal and fully empowered future for all women and girls. On this journey, Vietnam wishes to continue to receive the support of the United Nations and its member states, said Minister of Labor - Invalids and Social Affairs Dao Ngoc Dung.  
Dialogue on addressing gender-biased sex selection and promoting men’s roles in social and family settings

Dialogue on addressing gender-biased sex selection and promoting men’s roles in social and family settings

08/03/2022
It requires a stronger multi-sectoral cooperation among all parties concerned to challenge gender norms and stereotypes so as to address the issue of gender-biased sex selection (GBSS) in Vietnam. Central to this in terms of policy and programmatic interventions is to promote gender equality, increase the value of the girl child, and re-cast men’s roles in social and family settings.