The Vietnam Women’s Union chapters across the country offered support to over 1.1 million women with disadvantaged backgrounds in 2014.

They raised funds to build more than 3,000 houses for poor women at a total cost of 62 billion VND (2.9 million USD) along with providing vocational training and job counseling sessions for thousands of women in the year.

Furthermore, the chapters maintained activities to educate laws and prevent domestic violence for women. Two Houses of Peace were built to provide shelters and assistance for trafficked women and abused children.

The outcomes were heard at the fifth conference of the Executive Committee of the 11th Vietnam Women’s Union, which kicked off on January 19.

The two-day conference also looks to discuss key tasks for 2015.

In 2015, the Union’s main task is to promote the role of women in leading a new family lifestyle of “Five Nos, Three Cleans” (which refers to No Poverty, No Criminal Offences, No domestic violence, No More Than Two Children and No Malnourished or Dropout Children, in line with Clean House, Clean Kitchen and Clean Gate) as well as in joint efforts to build new-style rural and urban areas.

At the conference, the delegates are scheduled to review the results of 10-year implementation of the Executive Committee’s resolution on some issues relating to women and girls and seek to address social issues with regard to girls and women.-VNA