11th National Women’s Congress opens in HN
18:54 | 12/03/2012

VGP - The 11th National Women’s Congress, under the theme “Unity, Creativity, Integration and Development”, is held from March 12-14 with the participation of nearly 800 delegates hailing from different parts of the country.

The opening ceremony of the 11th National Women's Congress, Hà Nội, March 12-14, 2012 - Photo: VGP

The 11th National Women’s Congress is an important political event, marking a new step of development in bringing into full play the role, strength, creativity and contributions of women in the process of national industrialization and modernization and international integration.

The event also shows the Party and State’s attentions to women.

In recent years, the State has spent more than VND 3,400 billion helping more than 5.6 million women overcome difficulties and escape from poverty. 

By the end of 2011, the Vietnam Women’s Union provided vocational training for more than 1.1 million members and created jobs for more than 800,000 women.

At the congress, women delegates will hear reports on the results of implementation of the resolution adopted at the 10th National Women’s Congress and women’s contributions in the 2007-2012 period in the fields of economics, politics, education, scientific research, health care, culture and sports.

They will also hear reports on the Việt Nam Women’s Union’s activities in the 2007-2012 period as well as its orientations and tasks for the phase from 2012-2017.

The draft political report of the 11th congress highlighted the need to encourage women to become involved in the process of socio-economic development and national defense and improve women’s material and spiritual life.

The congress has set a target of enhancing women’s patriotism, knowledge, professional skills, dynamism and creativity, and building a strong women’s union, which is responsible for promoting women’s activities and gender equality.

Vietnamese women have contributed greatly to the national development and continued to bring into full play their role in industrializing, modernizing and protecting the nation, stated Party General Secretary Nguyễn Phú Trọng at the meeting.

By Thùy Dung

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