The VWU is a socio-political organization, representing the legal and legitimate rights and interests of Vietnamese women of all strata. The VWU strives for women’s development and gender equality.
TheVWU is a member of the Vietnam Fatherland Front, Women's International Democratic Federation (WIDF) and ASEAN Confederation of Women's Organizations (ACWO).
From its predecessors to the Vietnam Women’s Union today, under the leadership of the Communist Party of Vietnam, the Union has united, mobilized, and rallied women across Vietnam to promote the tradition of patriotism, heroism, indomitableness, faithfulness, and resourcefulness, thus actively contributing to the cause of the construction and defense of the Motherland of the socialist Vietnam with wealthy people, strong country, and democratic, equitable and civilized society.
For80 years of development, the VWUhasorganized 12 National Women’s Congresses. The12thNational Women’s Congress (2017-2022 period) was organized at the Labor Cultural Palace in Hanoi from 7th– 9thMarch 2017