A workshop to enhance women’s involvement in politics was held in central Ha Tinh province on February 2.

Speaking at the event, Vice National Assembly Chairwoman Tong Thi Phong said that today, more and more women pursue learning to improve themselves and have important contributions to the nation’s socio-economic development.

She spoke highly of the organisation of the workshop as it offered a forum to discuss measures to increase the participation of women in political issues and a chance for the NA Standing Committee to listen to delegates’ opinions about contents relating to the draft Law on Election of Deputies to the NA and the election of People’s Council members.

Participants also proposed several solutions to help women promote their capacity as a contribution to speeding up industrialisation and modernisation and achieving gender equality goal.

After discussions, they proposed the Party Central Committee’s Politburo and Secretariat issue documents on gender equality in personnel planning and appointments.

By 2020, Vietnam aims for women to fill at least 25 percent of posts in Party committees at all levels and 35-40 percent of seats in the National Assembly. The State and Governments agencies should have females occupying at least 30 percent of key leadership positions.-VNA