Of the enterprises to receive recognition, the top five winners will represent the nation as they attend the UN Women Asia and Pacific WEPs Awards this coming December. Upon addressing the awards ceremony, Nguyen Thi Tuyet Minh, chairwoman of Vietnam Women Entrepreneurs Council (VWEC), emphasized that a new generation of job opportunities for women and men in the community and workplace are expected to unlock their full potential and various strengths. Indeed, this will eventually lay the foundation for achieving prosperity and sustainable development for each nation and every business. Minh noted that gender equality makes up one of the five sustainable development goals of the UN and is widely regarded as a solution in order to fulfill other goals. Elisa Fernandez Saenz, chief representative of UN Women in Vietnam, said this year marks an important milestone for the WEPs as they celebrate their 10th anniversary. The timing coincides with the 25th anniversary of the Beijing … [Read more...] about Nine businesses given awards for gender equality and women empowerment
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15th National Assembly expected to have 500 seats There will be a total of 500 seats in the 15th National Assembly at both central and local levels, according to a new resolution adopted by the National Assembly Standing Committee. Minister promises greatest efforts to ensure safety in COVID-19 vaccinations The Ministry of Health will mobilise all resources to carry out COVID-19 vaccinations, the largest-ever vaccination programme, so as to ensure absolute safety for people, Minister Nguyen Thanh Long has said. Long chaired a teleconference which was organised on March 6 and connected with 700 places across Vietnam to launch the vaccination plan and provide related training for medical workers nationwide in the use and storage of the vaccine, as well as the treatment of post-injection complications. He informed the teleconference that the vaccination programme will start on March 8, although the first batch of vaccine arrived in Vietnam on February 24. “As … [Read more...] about VIETNAM NEWS HEADLINES MARCH 7
Monday, March 8, marks the worldwide series of events and celebrations highlighting women’s continuing struggle to achieve equality in society and the workplace. Two themes are running this year. The first aims to point out the lack of female representation in government and senior business roles under the banner of ‘Women in Leadership: Achieving an Equal Future in a COVID-19 World’ and ways to address the issue. “Women have also been acknowledged as some of the most effective leaders during the pandemic, with female heads of government, including New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, having been praised for their handling of the crisis,” the World Economic Forum said on its website. Within this, it’s noted that women are twice as likely as men to lose (or already lost) jobs and the vital income that predominately supports them and their children, especially since COVID-19 hit the world. It’s noteworthy that the Asia Pacific UN women’s group also pointed out: “Women are … [Read more...] about Choose to challenge, Vietnam!