Vietnam intensifies protection of women, children’s rights under ASEAN hinh anh 1Illustrative image. (Source: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – The Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs recently held a conference on directions for the operation of the Vietnam chapter of the ASEAN Commission on the Promotion and Protection of the Rights of Women and Children (ACWC).

Participants at the November 27 event focused their attention on the ACWC and the ACWC-Vietnam’s working plans after 2015 – the year the ASEAN Community is formed.

They also debated how to effectively implement the ASEAN Regional Plan of Action on the Elimination on Violence against Women (RPA EVAW) and the Regional Plan of Action on Elimination of Violence against Children (RPA EVAC).

The two action plans are set to be carried out during 2016-2025, which is in line with the ASEAN Community blueprint. The main target of the two action plans is to build a legal framework and put in place preventive measures regarding the issues.

In the first five years of the plans, the ACWC will set up regional guidelines, develop regional campaigns on EVAW and EVAC through the use of social media platforms and TV channels.

ACWC members are responsible for devise and implement their own national blueprints to bolster the ACWC’s activities.-VNA