On the morning of July 17th, 2014, the final review workshop of the project “Fulfilling the Rights of the Ageing Poor (VIE022)” was held in Hanoi with the presence of Ms. Nguyen Thi Kim Thuy, VWU Vice President, Mr. Ngo Trong Vinh, Vice Chairman of the Vietnam Association of the Elderly (VAE), representatives of the Center for Ageing Support and Community Development (CASCD), the HelpAge International (HAI), HAI Vietnam, and delegates from the 4 project provinces namely Thanh Hoa, Nghe An, Ha Tinh and Quang Binh.
In response to the Action Month for Children 2014, launched by the Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA) with the theme “Towards a society without violence and abuse against children”, the Vietnam Women’s Union (VWU) organized seminars entitled “Parental and family roles in preventing and controlling violence and abuse against children” in Da Nang and Ho Chi Minh cities.
At the invitation of the National Council of Women’s Organizations, Malaysia (NCWO) – President of ASEAN Confederation of Women’s Organizations (ACWO) for the 16th term (2012-2014), the VWU delegation headed by Vice President Tran Thi Huong attended the 16th ACWO General Assembly in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from 20th to 25th August 2014.
Besides active responses to the Special emulation program named “Building affection houses for for poor, single, disabled and difficult women and presenting scholarships to difficult students who are children of soldiers working in border the boundary, and islands areas with and achieve good studying results despite difficulties”, provincial Women’s Unions in the whole country have also organized diversified and practical activities to welcome celebrate the 11th National Women’s Congress.
On March 27th 2014, at the Center for Women and Development, the Vietnam Women’s Union (VWU), Spanish Embassy and Spanish Agency for International Cooperation Development (AECID) in Hanoi organized a ceremony “Spain and Vietnam: Partners in Development” to mark the 15th anniversary of Vietnam -Spain cooperation. This event was of special significance with the attendance of H.E. Mr. José Manual Garcia-Margallo, Spanish Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation on the occasion of his official visit to Vietnam.