Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has endorsed the National Strategy on Gender Equality for the 2011-2020 period with an aim to narrow the gender gap in business, employment, and to promote women participation in politics and management positions.

Under the strategy, women would account for 30 percent of business owners in Vietnam by 2015 and 35 percent and more by 2020. Twenty five percent of rural women under 45 years old would increase to 50 percent in 2020./.