|Participants cut a ribbon to launch the exhibition (Photo: VNA)
He affirmed that promoting gender equality and empowering women is the consistent policy of the Vietnamese Party and State, as stipulated in the Constitution and laws. The Vietnamese NA passed many important laws such as the Law on Gender Equality and the Law on Election of Deputies to the NA and People's Councils to protect and promote the empowerment of women, and encourage women's participation in political and socio-economic activities.
Cuong suggested that ASGP produce a report summarising experience and recommendations while the IPU adopt resolutions, reports or statements regarding gender equality in parliaments. He called for promoting inter-parliamentary cooperation to better protect women's rights, sharing experience, and enhancing skills training for core female parliamentarians who will later play an integral role in training counterparts in their own countries.