Illustrative photo. (Source: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) –
Vietnam expects to see women holding key leadership positions
in 60 percent of state management agencies and local administrations at all
levels by 2025 and 75 percent by 2030.
target was set forth in the National Strategy on Gender Equality for the 2021-
2030 period recently adopted by the government.
strategy also defined a number of new goals for the country to further make
progress in gender equality in various areas and fulfil its Sustainable
Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030.
the number of paid women employees in Vietnam will increase to 50 percent by
2025 and around 60 percent by 2030, while the percentage of women working in
the agriculture sector among all employed women will decline to below 30
percent by 2025 and less than 25 percent by 2030.
rate of female directors or owners of businesses is expected to reach at least
27 percent by 2025 and 30 percent by 2030.
country also aims to reduce the average time women spend on doing the unpaid housework
to 1.7 times by 2025 and 1.4 times by 2030 as compared to that of men.
2025, 80 percent of women suffering from domestic and gender-based violence
will be given access to at least one of basic support services, and the figure
is expected to reach 90 percent by 2030.
sex ratio at birth will be 111 boys per 100 girls by 2025 and 109 boys per 100
girls by 2030. The maternal mortality rate will drop to 42 per 100,000 live
births by 2025 and below 42 per 100,000 live births by 2030.
and gender equality are planned to be integrated into curriculum at schools
and pedagogical universities from 2025.
country will hold a month-long campaign for the promotion of gender equality
and gender-based violence prevention and response from November 15 to December
15 every year./.