Advancing Safety and Equality for Women and Children

The ACWC held a consultation workshop in Vietnam to discuss the promotion and protection of the rights of women and children.

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The Ministry of Labor, War Invalids and Social Affairs recently organized a consultation workshop on the promotion and protection of the rights of women and children in ASEAN. The workshop was attended by representatives from ASEAN member countries, the ASEAN Secretariat, ACWC partners, United Nations agencies, and international organizations. The workshop aimed to share efforts and updates on the promotion and protection of women and children’s rights in the ASEAN region.

Promoting Greater Protection of Rights of Women, Children
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. They also discussed examples of child protection in the online environment and proposed recommendations for future cooperative activities.

Tran Thi Bich Loan, representative of ACWC on women’s rights in Vietnam, highlighted the significant achievements of ACWC in improving the quality of life for women and children in ASEAN. The workshop also introduced ACWC’s Action Plan for the 2021-2025 period, which includes activities/projects focused on preventing violence against women and children, trafficking, migrant rights, and economic empowerment.

Promoting Greater Protection of Rights of Women, Children
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

Delegates also discussed the protection of children in the online environment, including the implementation of the Declaration on the Protection of Children from Online Exploitation and Abuse in ASEAN. Lessons learned in the field of child protection in the online environment were shared to promote future actions at the national level.

ACWC, established in Hanoi on April 7, 2010, works towards promoting and protecting the rights of women and children in ASEAN.

Hannah Nguyen