Joint efforts to enhance women’s legal understanding

Saturday, 2018-01-06 12:03:33
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A judicial official explains a legal document to people in Cu Pui, Krong Bong district, Dak Lak province (Source: VNA)
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NDO/VNA – The Ministry of Justice and the Vietnam Women’s Union (VWU) will join together to offer legal assistance and education for women during 2018-2022.

To this effect, a coordination programme was signed in Hanoi on January 5, aiming to ensure women’s access to legal information, while improving the quality and effectiveness of including gender equality in law making, particularly those related to women.

VWU President Nguyen Thi Thu Ha expressed her hope that her organisation would continue receiving close collaboration of the ministry in ensuring legal assistance for women and the inclusion of gender equality in law making, thus enhancing their position and capability in conciliation at grassroots level.

Minister of Justice Le Thanh Long believes that the two bodies will better implement their assigned tasks, while helping their female staff and women in general to effectively perform their roles in society and within their families.

The programme is also expected to address the prejudice against women, prevent social misbehaviors, and strictly handle violence against women and women trafficking and abuse.

Under the programme, the two sides will propose practical measures to popularise and enforce the Constitution as well as newly issued laws and ordinances.

They will develop a network of legal consultants to help disadvantaged women and organise training sessions for their female staff, while monitoring the enforcement of the relevant laws and policies.