At the programme (Source: dangcongsan.vn)     
Hanoi (VNA) – Vietnamese women who get married to foreigners and overseas Vietnamese females living in their homeland engaged in the first-ever exchange programme in Hanoi on December 3.

The programme, held by the Vietnam Women’s Union Central Committee (VWUCC), aims to help the overseas Vietnamese women increase their connectivity.

Addressing the event, VWUCC Vice President Bui Thi Hoa said the association has conducted multiple practical activities to connect women at home and abroad.

In March 2015, it launched a website exclusively designed for overseas Vietnamese women at http://pnvnnuocngoai.vn/ managed by the Vietnamese Women Newspaper, she said.

The website provides information and knowledge for Vietnamese women abroad, especially female labourers and students, and brides. It also serves as a forum where Vietnamese women in more than 100 countries and territories worldwide share their own stories.

Participants at the event proposed initiatives to promote women’s role in their families and society in the context of international integration and globalisation.

Hoa said, since its inception more than 86 years ago, the 15 million-strong union has continuously revamped its methods of gathering Vietnamese women.

The 12th national congress of Vietnamese women is scheduled to take place in March 2017, focusing on promoting the creativeness of Vietnamese women in national reform and protection, she said.

During the 2017-2022 tenure, the association will continue renewing its operation in order to better meet demands and aspirations of women, contributing to achieving international commitments on women and gender equality Vietnam has joined, including those on sustainable development, gender equality improvement and the empowerment of women and girls, Hoa noted. -VNA