Deputy Minister Nguyen Thi Ha awards Medal for the cause of Labour – Invalids and Social Affairs to Mrs. Astrid Bant

9/3/2019 10:59:00 AM

On August 29th, 2019, at the Head office of the Ministry, Ministry of Labour - Invalids and Social Affairs organized a medal ceremony for the cause of Labour - Invalids and Social Affairs for Mrs. Astrid Bant – Head Representative of United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in Vietnam. Deputy Minister Nguyen Thi Ha attended and awarded the medal, some officials of Department of the Ministry and representatives of UNFPA organizations present at the ceremony.


Speaking at the medal ceremony, Deputy Minister Nguyen Thi Ha highly appreciated the enthusiastic and effective cooperation of UNFPA in Vietnam as well as the individual role of Mrs. Astrid Bant, Head representative of UNFPA during the past years. Since 2017, in the cooperation framework to enhance gender equality and prevent, response to gender based violence, MOLISA has been received many support and cooperation of UNIFPA in implementing the activities in order to contribute to improve the state management effect in the field of gender equality, prevent gender based violence and combat, field of elderly…
At the ceremony, the Deputy Minister also informed some highlighted results, namely: Organization the national survey on violence agaist women in Vietnam. The result of this survey will provide the proof for the work of building policies on prevent and response to gender based violence in the next time. Beside this, with the support of UNFPA, MOLISA has implemented of building the guidance document on the procedure to support social service for people who are victims of gender based violence; minimum standard of safe house, hotline helping victims of gender based violence; procedure to provide the service of police, health care, justice, social work for the victims…
With the energic cooperation of UNFPA and the meaningful contribution of Mrs. Astrid Bant for the field of gender equality in Vietnam for the past years, MOLISA awarded the medal for the cause of Labour – Invalids and Social Affairs to Mrs. Astrid Bant, Head representative of UNFPA in Vietnam. Deputy Minister Nguyen Thi Ha hoped that all cooperated activities between MOLISA and UNFPA would be increasingly closely and effective in the next time.
Receiving Medal of the Ministry of Labour - Invalids and Social Affairs, Mrs. Astrid Bant was very touched and shared that she has lived in Vietnam for 4 years, the country, the Vietnamese people have brought for her the friendly and closely emotion and many meaningful experiences. She highly appreciated the cooperation relationship between UNFPA and MOLISA, as well as believed that the cooperation between the two sides would be more and more closely and effective.