PM approves national action programme on gender equality hinh anh 1Youngsters get involved in an activity to promote gender equality (Photo: VNA)
The Prime Minister has approved a national action programme on gender equality in the 2016-2020 period, which focuses on spreading various forms of awareness-raising campaigns across the board.

Gender equality will be promoted at schools, businesses and industrial parks. Men and boys are encouraged to take part in communication campaigns to eliminate gender imparity.

Besides, the “action month for promoting gender equality and preventing gender-based violence” is carried out annually from November 15 to December 15, with focus on building themes and messages and honouring active individuals and organisations.

The programme is also to enhance the capacity of elected female officials, National Assembly female deputies and female leaders from central grassroots levels in order to suggest policies related to the training, planning and appointment of female officials.

Ministries, sectors, localities and organisations are encouraged to build models to increase women’s engagement and promote gender equality in the areas at risk of gender inequality.-VNA