Ceremony marks 90th founding anniversary of Vietnam Women's Union

Monday, 2020-10-19 11:34:19
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Politburo member Tran Quoc Vuong (R) and leaders of Vietnam Women's Union (Photo: hoilhpn.org.vn)
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NDO – The Vietnam Women's Union (VWU) held a ceremony to mark its 90th founding anniversary (1930-2020) and convened for its fourth patriotic emulation congress on October 18.

Addressing the event in Hanoi, Politburo member and permanent member of the Secretariat Tran Quoc Vuong applauded the efforts and contributions made by the VWU to the country’s construction and development over the past nine decades.

He stressed that the country is now facing significant challenges from the complicated developments of the COVID-19 pandemic, requiring the entire country to perform multi tasks in the same time, including containing the pandemic, resuming economic activities, and stabilising the livelihoods of the people, particularly women and children.

He asked the VWU to renovate its communication and educational activities in order to raise public awareness of gender equality and women’s role in the country’s revolutionary cause.

The union was also requested to effectively implement emulation movements while making further progress in caring for its members and supporting disadvantaged women, including those with disabilities, ethnic women and those living in remote and border areas.

At the ceremony, on behalf of Party and State leaders, Vice President Dang Thi Ngoc Thinh awarded the VWU with the Labour Order, first class.

A total of 327 individuals and collectives who stood out in the patriotic emulation movements of the union were presented with the certificates of merit on the occasion.

Delegates at the event also raised more than VND430 million to support people in the flood-hit areas of the central region.