The Vietnam Women’s Union (VWU) in coordination with the Central Highlands Steering Committee (CHSC) have held a conference reviewing their joint programme on reaching out to ethnic minority and religious women in the Central Highlands.

The November 25 meeting not only discussed this year’s coordination between the two organisations, but also signed a plan for 2014.

According to the programme next year, the two organisations will continue to step up communications activities to educate local women on the laws and policies of the Party and State on ethnic groups, religion, as well as guiding them to drop outdated habits and practices, and build happy families.

Furthermore, they will conduct a survey on the daily life of ethnic religious women to serve the building of a project on increasing the women’s involvement in economic development and poverty reduction in the Central Highlands.

In 2013, the propagation mission has been fostered via suitable and diverse forms, thus reaching millions of ethnic minority women in the Central Highlands.

In addition, women’s unions at all levels have organised dozens of training courses on ethnic and religious affairs for their officials.

During the same year, Women’s Union chapters in the region have admitted nearly 2,400 new ethnic members.-VNA