Vietnam, Australia partner to enhance gender equality hinh anh 1Vietnam and Australia sign an agreement on gender equality (Source:

Hanoi (VNA) - Vietnam's Centre for Gender Studies and Women's Leadership (GeLead) and the Australian government-funded Vietnam-Australia Human Resource DevelopmentPartnership (Aus4Skills) signed an agreement on promoting gender equality in Hanoi on September 7.

Addressing the signing ceremony, Deputy Director of the Ho Chi Minh National Academy of Politics, Le Quoc Ly, said the two sides have agreed on cooperation in training and research, developing curricula on gender-based leadership and management and other activities.

Gender-based leadership and management training will be included in an advanced political theory analysis programme, Ly said, adding that the programme will promote gender equality and increase the number of female leaders in Vietnamese politics.

He called on the two organisations to produce reports on increasing gender equality in provincial leadership and management.

Ly also suggested Vietnam learn from the experience of Australia, and its private sector in human resource development.

Australian Ambassador to Vietnam Craig Chittick highlighted the development of ties between Vietnam and Australia, reflected in the growing bilateral trade partnership.

The cooperation between the two organisations is part of activities to realise the two nations’ efforts to empower female leaders.
Accordingly, Aus4Skills will assist GeLead in researching and developing curricula while boosting cooperation among Australian agencies in implementing women’s leadership initiatives.-VNA