Chairman of the Vietnam Fatherland Front (VFF) Nguyen Thien Nhan has asked the Vietnam Women’s Union (VWU) to keep improving the efficiency of its organisation at the grassroots level, and promoting the “Five Nos, Three Cleans” nationwide campaign.

Launched in 2009 by the VWU, the campaign aims to build Vietnamese families with no poverty, no criminal offences and no domestic violence, with no more than two children, no malnutrition, and no children dropping out of school; and of a clean house, clean kitchen and clean gate, in an effort to build new-style rural areas.

Amid an array of socio-economic difficulties in 2013, the union launched a series of emulation campaigns to mark the nation’s big anniversaries, and concentrated on providing vocational training and generating jobs for women to help them get out of poverty, said VWU President Nguyen Thi Thanh Hoa at the January 7 conference of the VWU Central Committee in Hanoi .

During the event, participants heard reports on supporting women in vocational training and encouraging Catholic and ethnic minority women to get involved in socio-economic activities, among other issues.

The VFF leader said the front will accompany the union to scrutinise the effectuation of policies for Vietnamese heroic mothers and martyrs as well as the project on joining hands to take care of and promote the role of the overseas Vietnamese community.

He also asked the VWU to prepare a quarterly report underlining the aspirations and petitions of women to submit to the front.

Founded in 1930, the Vietnam Women’s Union has about 13 million members, working to protect women’s legitimate rights and strive for gender equality.-VNA