Vietnam has become one of the five countries to benefit from a Spanish-funded programme aimed at enhancing gender equality in politics, which began in the central city of Danang on May 31.
The programme, launched by the Spanish-based Peace and Development organization (PyD), also targets Bangladesh, Cambodia , the Philippines and East Timor
It will raise women’s political role and citizen responsibility through management initiatives at both national and regional levels on the basis of gender equality, creating forums to exchange and analyse methods to increasingly engage women in politics and community regardless of ethnic minority, age, social class, religion and language.
In Vietnam, the project will be carried out in Hanoi, Danang, Quang Nam and other localities between 2010 and 2014 with a total investment of 1.5 million EUR, sourced from the Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (AECID).
The Departments of Home Affairs and Women’s Unions in Danang and Quang Nam will be involved in the projects as partners.