The ASEAN Commission on the Promotion and Protection of the Rights of Women and Children (ACWC) has been highly acknowledged for its works in Vietnam.

The recognition was made at a workshop in Hanoi on December 18 to review its operations over the past three years.

ACWC started out in Hanoi in 2020, primarily working against the trafficking of women and children while ensuring that their rights are fully met.

It presses for stronger involvement of women in politics, decision-making, management and democracy. The commission also pays attention to the quality of child education and improvement of women’s economic rights to land and asset.

In the recent past, ACWC Vietnam also made their contributions to final recommendations of the Convention to Eliminate All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) and the Committee on the Rights of the Child.

Its publications about those working for Vietnamese women and children’s rights were also published.
In the next two years, the body will continue overhauling its network and introduce successful models of its member countries.

In the foreseeable future, ACWC will promote ties with its regional counterparts to provide relevant consultancy for regional Governments.-VNA