Stronger efforts to be taken in building laws related to women, children: NA Vice Chairman hinh anh 1NA Standing Vice Chairman Tran Thanh Man presents flowers to VWU representatives at the meeting (Photo: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) – The National Assembly will strengthen efforts to build laws on issues related to women and children, said Politburo member and NA Standing Vice Chairman Tran Thanh Man during a meetng with the Vietnamese Women’s Association (VWU) Central Committee on March 4.

Briefing the NA Vice Chairman on the general situation of women in Vietnam, especially impacts of COVID-19 on women and children, VWU Vice President Do Thi Thu Thao proposed that the NA support the contents related to micro-insurance in the draft Law on Insurance Business.

She suggested the NA to give detail regulations on the operation of national hotlines for domestic violence prevention and consultation, and pilot the operation of a inter-sectoral centre for the urgent protection of victims of gender violence and abused children.

The NA should add gender equality issues to its supervision programmes, including those on the implementation of support policies for labourers and vulnerable groups amid COVID-19.

Affirming the role and contribution of the VWU to the country’s socio-economic development as well as national defence, Man lauded the close coordination between the union and the NA during the elections of deputies to the 15th NA and all-level People’s Council in the 2021-2026 period, contributing to the success of the event.

He said that in this tenure, the NA will consider the amendments and supplements to a number of laws, including the Law on Social Insurance, the Law on Health Insurance, the Employment Law, the Population Law, the Law on Domestic Violence Prevention and Control, and Gender Equality Law, with the aim of better protecting rights and interests of people, especially women and children.

He asked the VWU to work closely with NA committees and agencied to seek measures to integrate gender issues into law and policy building.

The NA will work to ensure that matters related to rights and legitimate interests of women and children as well as gender equality issues are considered during the building of legal documents, he stressed.

He also expressed his hope to receive more feedback from the union and its stronger engagement in the supervision of relevant policies.

NA agencies will also coordinate with the union in building and implementing the programme to enhance the leadership capacity for 3,500 female officials, he added./.