Vietnam Women's Union delegation visits US and Japan

From April 17-28, 2025, the delegation of the Vietnam Women's Union (VWU) led by First Vice President Do Thi Thu Thao paid a working visit to the United States and Japan.
The delegation worked with Ms. Kirsi Madi (middle), Deputy Executive Director of UN Women in New York

In the United States, the delegation worked with the UN Women, Asia Foundation (TAF), and VISA Foundation  to learn about their experiences in supporting women in digital transformation. Some good practices and experiences learnt were digital capacity improvement for women, support for businesses owned by women or with a large number of female workers to apply digital technology in production, digital platform building to protect women from cybercrimes, initiatives to call for global commitments and actions to promote a more equitable and inclusive digital transformation.

The delegation visited and worked with the Embassy of Vietnam in the US. Ambassador Nguyen Quoc Dung (3rd from right) and the Embassy’s officials received the delegation.

VWU First Vice President Do Thi Thu Thao (3rd from left) and Ms. Jane Sloane, Executive Director of TAF Women Empowerment Program (middle) and all participants attending the working session at TAF Office in Washington D.C

The delegation visited and worked with VISA Foundation at its New York Office. Mr. Graham Macmillan President of the Foundation recieved the delegation

While in the United States, the delegation visited and worked with the Embassy of Vietnam and the Permanent Mission of Vietnam to the United Nations, thereby understanding more about the Vietnam - US relationship, Vietnamese community and overseas Vietnamese women in the US and Vietnam's participation in the UN, especially in the field of gender equality and women's development. The delegation also met with TAF Vice President Ms. Suzanne K. Siskel and the TAF's Lotus Circle to share about women empowerment.

The delegation visited and worked with the Permanent Mission of Viet Nam to the UN in New York. Deputy Permanent Representative of Viet Nam to the UN Nguyen Hoang Nguyen (middle right) and the Mission’s officials discussed with the Delegation

In Japan, the delegation attended a series of activities organized by the Consulate General of Vietnam in Osaka and the Vietnamese Association in Kansai: Celebration of the 15th anniversary of the establishment of the Vietnamese Association in Kansai; Launching ceremony of the Vietnamese Women's Association in Kansai; Forum on safe migration; Launching ceremony of the Day to Honor Vietnamese Language and the Contest to Find Ambassadors of Vietnamese language Abroad in 2024 in Kansai; Hung King's death anniversary and Vietnam Day in Osaka. On this occasion, the delegation had the opportunity to meet overseas women, learning about their lives and encouraging them to unite and support each other in Japan as well as to preserve national cultural identity and contribute to Vietnam’s development.

VWU First Vice President Do Thi Thu Thao (in blue) and participants at the 15th Anniversary of the Establishment of the Vietnamese Association in Kansai, Japan

VWU First Vice President Do Thi Thu Thao (in blue) congratulated the Executive Committee of the Vietnam Women's Association in Kansai, Japan

Ms. Duong Thi Ngoc Linh, Director General of the Center for Women and Development shared at the Migration Forum

The delegation's visit and work in the two countries was a great success. The delegation shared about VWU’s activitities, gaining a lot of good experience and practices that can be applied in Vietnam, networking with cooperative partners and connecting Vietnamese women abroad with domestic ones.

VWU Int’l Relations Dept.