The VWU is a socio-political organization, representing the legal and legitimate rights and interests of Vietnamese women of all strata. The VWU strives for women’s development and gender equality.
The VWU is a member of the Vietnam Fatherland Front, Women's International Democratic Federation (WIDF) and ASEAN Confederation of Women's Organizations (ACWO).
From its predecessors to the Vietnam Women’s Union today, under the leadership of the Communist Party of Vietnam, the Union has united, mobilized, and rallied women across Vietnam to promote the tradition of patriotism, heroism, indomitableness, faithfulness, and resourcefulness, thus actively contributing to the cause of the construction and defense of the Motherland of the socialist Vietnam with wealthy people, strong country, and democratic, equitable and civilized society.
For 80 years of development, the VWU has organized 11 National Women’s Congresses. The 11th National Women’s Congress (2012-2017 period) was organized at the Labor Cultural Palace in Hanoi from 11th – 14th March 2012.
VWU PRESIDENT AND VICE PRESIDENTS OF 2012-2017 TERM
President Nguyen Thi Thanh Hoa (up toApril 8, 2016
President Nguyễn Thị Thu Hà
Executive Vice President
Hoang Thi Ai Nhien
Vice President Nguyen Thi Tuyet
Vice President Bui Thi Hoa
Vice President Tran Thi Huong
Vice President Nguyen Thi Kim Thuy (up to March 2015)