More opportunities be created for women to engage in technology, dialogue suggests

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(VOVWORLD) -Female workers make up about 37% of the workforce in the technology sector in Vietnam, higher than the world’s average of 25%. However, the majority of women take on positions such as marketing, sales, administration and human resources rather than technical roles like software developers, according to the International Labor Organization (ILO).

More opportunities be created for women to engage in technology, dialogue suggests - ảnh 1Deputy Minister of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs Nguyen Thi Ha speaks at the Dialogue. Photo: Hoang Hieu/VNA

A dialogue on gender equality in digital transformation in Vietnam was held on Friday in Hanoi by the UN, the Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs, and the National Committee for the Advancement of Women.

Participants said that women are creating certain advantages in technology, with open job opportunities. Deputy Minister of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs, Nguyen Thi Ha promised to fine-tune policies and laws to create more opportunities for women and girls to participate in digital transformation.

“We've released plans to roll out this content. A clear awareness of gender issues arising in the context of digital transformation will help relevant authorities to improve the legal framework and create favorable conditions for women and girls in terms of education opportunities, on eliminating gender stereotypes in curricula, career orientation, especially training of science, technology, and mathematical techniques. Vietnam also sees this as a key to being able to promote women's participation in digital transformation,” Ha said. 

Participants proposed solutions to narrow gender gaps which are hindering the participation of women and girls in education, science, technology and the labor market related to innovation, technology and digitalization. The safety of women and children against forms of violence in the online environment was also discussed.

The policy dialogue recommendations will contribute to Vietnam's report at the 67th session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women to be held in mid-March in New York.