Vietnam Promoting Women’s Economic Empowerment

10:34:54 AM | 5/12/2022

The conference “WeEmpowerAsia Journey” was recently organized physically and virtually by the Vietnam Women Entrepreneurs Council (VWEC) under the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI) and the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and Empowerment of Women (UN Women) in the framework of the program WeEmpowerAsia funded by the European Union (EU).

The conference was designed to share successful results and lessons after three years of implementation (2019-2022) in Vietnam, providing authorities and enterprises with information and experience, to replicate initiatives on women’s economic empowerment, to promote equal employment, income and a decent working environment for sustainable businesses and society.

Addressing the event, Ms. Nguyen Thi Tuyet Minh, Chairwoman of Vietnam Women Entrepreneurs Council, said: “The conference reflects not only the imprints of the journey, but also a great opportunity for stakeholders to discuss the sustainability of the project achievement as an element for the next journey to accompany and support enterprises and women entrepreneurs of VWEC and UN Women.”

“While the achievements of the WeEmpowerAsia program are promising, it is important to keep in mind that moving from commitment to action requires political commitment and intentional efforts from all stakeholders to enable women to fully engage, participate and benefit from the gender-inclusive businesses and working environments on equal grounds,” highlighted Ms. Elisa Fernandez Saenz, Representative of UN Women Vietnam.

By Lan Anh, Vietnam Business Forum