Comments on the draft of Gender Equality Law

During the 38th session of the National Assembly’s Standing Committee (March 27 - April 5, 2006), a discussion on the draft Gender Equality Law was held in the morning of March 30.

 The draft Law has gone through seven revisions and recently o­n March 24, the National Assembly’s Committee for Social Affairs held a plenary meeting to appraise the draft with the presence of Mme. Truong My Hoa – Vice Chairwoman of the State.


At the meeting session, VWU President Mme. Ha Thi Khiet presented the proposal to the National Assembly o­n the Gender Equality Law. Chairwoman of the NA’s Committee for Social Affairs Mme. Nguyen Thi Hoai Thu presented a preliminary appraisal report o­n the draft Gender Equality Law.


After listening to participants’ different opinions o­n several issues including the title of the Law, the retirement age, and the State’s management accountability for gender equality, the NA’s Standing Committee made a conclusion as follows:


The Standing Committee appreciates the serious and painstaking preparation by VWU, who proactively proposed the Law drafting, and the Drafting Committee. The Standing Committee allows the Drafting Committee’s further revision and comment incorporation for presentation to the National Assembly in the next session.




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Translated by VWU Int’l Relations Dept.