Inequality against ethnic minority women is a part of social structure, which exists at both the family and individual level where stigma and lack of resources have prevented them from speaking out and practicing leadership in the family and community The voice of women in ethnic minority communities is very limited. At the seminar “Efforts to empower ethnic minority women – Where are we”, held on the evening of October 21 in Hanoi, delegates said that ethnic minority groups, accounting for 14% of the Vietnamese population, are facing structural and informal inequalities. Extensive inherent inequality includes employment and income, education, access to health and reproductive health services, due to remote areas and cultural practices. Gender inequality with ethnic women, which is part of the social structure mentioned above, also exists at both the family and individual levels, where stigma towards women and the lack of resources have been and are preventing ethnic minority women from speaking up and practicing leadership in their families and communities. The voice of women in the community is very limited. However, the reality and the survey show that, if there is sufficient support and resources, women can not only help themselves but also contribute significantly to the… Read full this story
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