Ministry wants to increase role of women in politics
Speaking at a seminar held in
“Women account for half the country’s population. That’s why we need more women to participate in the decision-making process and to represent voters. Under international experience and study, it has been found that to have a decisive voice, women must hold at least 30 percent of the seats in the State apparatus,”Dam said.
One of the reasons for this instability is the awareness of leaders in each period, former vice president of NA’s Office Nguyen Si Dung said.
“If a leader is well aware of the importance of women’s participation in political issues, that will drive him or her to promote it properly; otherwise, the rate might fall,” Dung said.
It is hoped this issue will be addressed by the new Law on the Election of NA and People’s Council deputies, which stipulates that at least 35 percent of official candidates for positions in these councils must be women.
“This will increase opportunities for the country to attain prosperity. Half of
Dung added that while women faced certain disadvantages compared to men when participating in politics, it was very important for them to be involved in the process.