Women´s Empowerment

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Guidelines for women's leadership training

These guidelines draw on the research report “Women’s Leadership in Viet Nam: Leveraging a Resource Untapped”, commissioned by the Women’s Leadership project of UNDP Viet Nam and the Vietnamese Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The guidelines are primarily intended for trainers and those designing themore

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Leveraging a Resource Untapped

The purpose of this report is to provide direction in the implementation of leadership and management training programmes in Viet Nam that will increase the representation and authority of women in the civil service and political sphere. The report identifies gaps in existing programmes in Viet Nammore

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Policy brief

This policy brief draws on the research report “Women’s Leadership in Viet Nam: Leveraging a Resource Untapped”, commissioned by the Women’s Leadership project of UNDP Viet Nam and the Vietnamese Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Based on an analysis of 37 Vietnamese and global leadership programmes,more

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Preparing for the Future: Forward-looking Strategies to Promote Gender Equality in Viet Nam

Gender roles in Viet Nam are heavily influenced by the country’s Confucian past, agrarian social structures, the country’s experience of war and socialist orientation. The transition to the market and increasing interaction with the world outside have contributed to changes to traditionalmore

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Vietnamese Women in the Year 2000

Vietnamese women play an important role in the history of the country – in the development and the protection of Viet Nam. However, their contribution has not been always adequately recognized. To draw in the talent of women and their positive and diverse roles in development, the Unitedmore

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Women delegates in the Viet Nam National Assembly

Viet Nam has made efforts to increase representation for women, particularly in the National Assembly (VNA). Prior to the 2007 and 2011 elections, the Fatherland Front and the Central Election Council sought 30 percent female representation. While only 28 percent of the assembly elected in 2007 andmore

OUR WORK - WOMEN´S EMPOWERMENT

Viet Nam has been witness to dramatic socio-economic change during the past two decades. As a new middle-income country, it continues to rapidly develop with significant regulatory and structural changes building the foundations for a more equitable society. Despite these impressive signs of progress, headlined by a reduced poverty rate and achievement of many Millennium Development Goals (MDG) - including MDG 3 on gender equality, Vietnamese women today confront challenges fueled by inequality, discrimination and lack of economic opportunities. To confront these challenges, UNDP has made gender equality and women’s empowerment one of its major new focus areas as part of its goal to support more inclusive, equitable and rights-based development in Viet Nam.

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