PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc (front, 8th L) and delegates at the working session (Source: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) – Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has asked the Vietnam Women’s Union (VWU) to team up with ministries, agencies and localities to better protect women’s legitimate rights and interests.

The union should revamp its operation, diversify its activities and accelerate the implementation of gender equality-related programmes in order to raise the percentage of female officials in State and people-elected agencies, he said at a working session with the VWU Presidium in Hanoi on July 9.

The Government leader also urged Party Committees and authorities at all levels to pay more attention to caring for and supporting women in difficult circumstances.

He highlighted the coordination between the VWU and the Government in disseminating the guidelines of the Party and the State’s policies and laws among women, encouraging them to join hands in national socio-economic development.

He agreed with the Presidium’s proposals to dovetail a campaign on family building with the national target programme on new-style rural area building, and to develop a project on assisting female entrepreneurs during the 2017-2027 period.

Praising achievements the VWU has recorded over the recent past, the PM said campaigns on socio-economic development and gender equality launched by the organisation have contributed to the growth of localities and the country at large.

With increasing members, the VWU has affirmed its role and position as the country’s leading socio-political organisation, he stressed.-VNA