Promoting Greater Protection of Rights of Women, Children
The Ministry of Labor, War Invalids and Social Affairs - the focal agency in charge of activities of the ASEAN Commission on the Promotion and Protection of the Rights of Women and Children (ACWC) - recently organized the consultation workshop of the Promotion Committee and protect the rights of women and children in ASEAN.
The Hanoi conference was attended online by ACWC representatives from ASEAN member countries, the ASEAN Secretariat, representatives of ACWC partners, United Nations agencies, and international organizations at the regional level operating in this field. Representatives of relevant ministries, branches, universities and international organizations attended directly in Hanoi.
|At the workshop. Source: hanoimoi.vn|
Delegates shared about ACWC's efforts in promoting and protecting the rights of women and children in the ASEAN region; At the same time, update on activities led by Vietnam in the work plan and the country's priority areas on the rights of women and children in the coming time.
At the conference, delegates also shared examples of the world and ASEAN member countries in protecting children in the online environment and proposed recommendations and cooperative activities in the future.
Deputy Director of the Department of Gender Equality (under Ministry of Labor, War Invalids and Social Affairs) Tran Thi Bich Loan, representative of ACWC on women's rights in Vietnam, highlighted that over the past time, ACWC has achieved significant achievements, contribute to improving the quality of life for women and children in ASEAN through the implementation of 5-year work plans (2012-2016 and 2016-2020 periods) with activities to promote gender equality, mainstreaming gender, eliminating all forms of violence against women and children, and strengthening the child protection system.
|Deputy Director of the Department of Gender Equality, under the Ministry of Labor, War Invalids and Social Affairs, Tran Thi Bich Loan speaks at the event. Source: hanoimoi.vn|
Introducing ACWC's Action Plan for the 2021-2025 period and its implementation to date, Ha Thi Minh Duc, Deputy Director of the Department of International Cooperation, brief the workshop that during the 2021-2025 period, the work plan includes 29 activities/projects led by ASEAN member countries, focusing on preventing and combating violence against women and children; trafficking women and children; promoting the rights of migrant women and children; protecting children; women, peace and security; boosting economic empowerment for women, ensure the rights of women and children against the impacts of climate change and Industry 4.0.
Currently, a number of projects are being focused on implementation, aiming to strengthen economic rights for women, create public budgets for the rights of women and children in ASEAN, and implement the ASEAN Gender Mainstreaming Strategic Framework.
Delegates listened to the sharing of ASEAN member countries and international organizations in protecting children in the online environment, especially the implementation of the Declaration on the Protection of Children from All Forms of Online Exploitation and Abuse in ASEAN at the national level.
Delegates also discussed lessons learned in the field of child protection in the online environment, helping to promote actions to ensure children's rights at the national level in the coming time.
ACWC was established in Hanoi on April 7, 2010, on the occasion of the 16th ASEAN Summit. It works to promote, protect, respect, and implement the rights of women and children in ASEAN.
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