VWU and APHEDA build capacity for female deputies to National Assembly and People's Councils

On July 15, 2020, VWU Vice President Tran Thi Huong had a meeting with Ms. Hoang Thi Le Hang, Country Director of Union Aid Abroad-APHEDA in Vietnam, to discuss cooperation between the two organizations.
VWU Vice President Tran Thi Huong and Ms. Hoang Thi Le Hang (white and pink respectively, on the left) at the meeting

Within project "Promoting gender equality in political decision making in Vietnam" aiming at improving capacity for female deputies to National Assembly (NA) and People’s Council (PC) to better perform the role of elected representatives and promote women's rights, APHEDA and VWU successfully organized workshops "Enhancing the participation of women in leadership" in Hai Phong and Ho Chi Minh City in 2019, and 02 workshops "Increasing the percentage of female candidates and female deputies to the XVth National Assembly and People’s Council at all levels for the term of 2021-2026" in Bac Ninh and Hanoi in 2020.

Looking towards the Party Congresses at all levels and the election of NA and PC for the 2021-2026 tenure, VWU has held a Get-together of female deputies of XIVth NA during the NA 9th session, a workshop on female cadres work with the participation of leaders from Women's Union of 12 Northern provinces and cities, the workshop "Sharing experience and initiatives to increase women's participation in politics", and developed online lectures for female candidates, etc.

The VWU also focuses on promoting its role in introducing female candidates, participating in organizing elections, improving capacity of female candidates, participating in negotiation conferences, organizing activities to sensitize and encourage voters to go voting, and monitoring the implementation of articles 8 & 9 of the Election Law.

At the meeting, leaders of VWU and APHEDA agreed to strengthen the cooperation, developing action plans focusing on capacity building for female candidates including practice of election campaigning skills, and networking People’s Councils’ female deputies and potential female candidates.


Translated by VWU’s IRD