Vietnamese and Lao female deputies on September 29 discussed how to promote the role of legislative bodies in issues related to gender and women’s rights.

Head of the Vietnamese National Assembly Committee for Social Affairs and Chairwoman of the Female NA Deputies Group, Truong Thi Mai, had a working session in Hanoi on September 29 with a visiting delegation from the Female NA Deputies Group of Laos led by its head Boungong Boupha.

At the meeting, both sides shared experience in building the Law on Domestic Violence Prevention and Control and legal framework on gender equality, and exchanged views on challenges in integrating gender issues into the parliament’s activities.

They also focused on sharing experience in drawing up and inspecting the NA’s resolutions and laws on social affairs.

Both host and guest agreed to continue close coordination between the two female NA deputies groups, as well as regularly hold workshops to deal with violence against children and better policies related to women, children and gender equality.-VNA