They praise the historical role and progress achieved by women in Vietnam

Deputy Prime Minister Le Minh Khai spoke about her indomitable patriotic spirit in past wars against foreign invaders and her contributions to the current project of building and protecting the motherland at the Kovalevskaya Awards Ceremony for Distinguished Women Scientists.

Minh Khai, who urged the implementation of the National Strategy on Gender Equality for 2021-2030, stressed that the proportion of women leaders and directors in the bodies of the Communist Party of Vietnam and the state has increased in both quantity and quality. .

Currently, Speaker of the National Assembly (Parliament), Fung Deng Hui, highlighted that the 15th Legislature has the highest percentage of female representatives recently at 30.26 percent, a figure highly appreciated by legislators from other countries.

In the political sphere, the national average for membership in the GPC's regional committees is 16 percent, and in 61 of the country's 63 provinces and cities, there are female officials on the party's standing committees and Radio Voz. He said in a comment from Vietnam.

According to the same source, the results of the popular council elections at all levels for the 2021-2026 term showed that the percentage of female representatives in the governorate bodies reached 29 percent, which is a positive percentage compared to the previous term (26.5).

Vietnamese women, who make up more than 50% of the country's population, are increasingly emphasizing their status and role in the national economy.

According to the 2021 MasterCard Women Entrepreneurship Index report, the number of women-owned businesses in Vietnam is 26.5 percent, placing the nation ninth among the 58 economies studied in terms of the number of women in leadership positions.

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On the other hand, according to the Global Gender Gap Report 2022 issued by the World Economic Forum, this Indo-Chinese country achieved a score of 0.705 on a scale of one, ranking 83rd among 146 countries and moving up four places compared to the previous year.

Vietnam is also working to achieve a greater female presence in UN peacekeeping forces, and aspires to achieve this by 2025, when the presence of women in blue helmet units will reach 20 percent.

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