Han Nu Ngoc Ton (National Institute of Development Administration)
With the aim of ending the extreme poverty, inequality, and climate change by 2030, the world leaders agreed with 17 Global Goals for Sustainable Development in September 2015. Gender equality, the 5th Sustainable Development Goal, aims to achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls. Initially, the paper introduced the covering development polices in Vietnam to make gender equality in a reality. Subsequently, the author reviewed the concept of gender equality in Vietnam within different development periods. The author analyzed achievements and challenges on gender equality based on the available descriptive data, concrete examples, concepts and indices of sustainable development. The paper reveals the significant changes on gender equality throughout the achievements on the advancement of women, the efforts on reduction of harmful practices in marriage, the challenges on gender equality in Vietnam. The author realizes that Vietnam has been on the long road to reach its sustainable development goals. However, the gender equality has stood at the second level in sustainable development dashboard. It also indicates the continuous efforts on gender equality from the government, the public and private sectors, as well as the whole country. The further studies enable beyond retrieve on various dimensions of gender equality in the context of Vietnam throughout the author view. The policy makers, politicians and the government enable scrutiny of the current and new approaches to surmount gender equality in tune with the world.
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THEME B: Human Resources and Social Capital for Sustainable Development
Empowering Governance Stakeholders for Quality Public Service