Vietnamese women spotlighted at Argentina workshop hinh anh 1ICAV President Poldi Sosa (Ms) at the seminar (Source: VNA)

Buenos Aires ( VNA) – The role of Vietnamese women in society was the main topic of a workshop held on March 21 in Buenos Aires province, Argentina as part of activities to mark the International Day of Women (March 8).

The event, co-organised by the Argentina-Vietnam Cultural Institute (ICAV) and the Embassy of Vietnam in the South American country, saw the attendance of members of the Alfonsinista National Movement (MNA) and the United People's Movement (MUP).

The seminar opened with a short documentary featuring the participation of women in the Vietnam’s resistant war against the American invaders (1954 – 1975).

ICAV President Poldi Sosa hailed the role Vietnamese women have played in Vietnam’s national defence and nation building.

She cited as examples the uprisings led by Trung Sisters (Hai Ba Trung) against the Han invaders from China in 40 AD, Lady Trieu (Ba Trieu) or Trieu Thi Trinh in the 3rd centuryagainst Ngo (Wu) invaders, along with many others in the resistant wars against French colonialists and US imperialists in the 20th century.

Vietnamese women, accounting for 51 percent of the country’s labour force continues contributing significantly to the comprehensive socio-economic development of the nation, particularly in agricultural production.

The rate of female deputies in the Vietnamese National Assembly is 27.3 percent and that among university graduates is 36.24 percent.

Participants discussed Vietnam’s support policies for women and those on promoting gender equality, education, as well as the positive achievements in the Reform (Doi Moi) of Vietnam.-VNA