The conference took place at the GDP via the online format, connecting 114 other localities in the whole military.

Senior Lieutenant General Do Can addressing the event

Speaking at the event, Senior Colonel Phung Thi Thu, Head of the Military Women Advisory Board, briefed the delegates on the board’s task performance.

In 2021, regardless of the complicated developments of the COVID-19 pandemic, the work for women advancement and gender equality in the military has been comprehensively implemented with timely adjustments and operational measures in line with the political missions of each unit.

Delegates at the conference

Particularly, the units’ Party committees and chains-of-command realized the Government’s resolution No.28, made thorough preparations for the Action Plan for women advancement and gender equality in the 2021-2025 period, especially focused on developing female staff to increase the quantity and quality of women in the units’ leadership.

Senior Colonel Phung Thi Phu, Head of the Military Women Advisory Board speaking at the event

At the event, the delegates also discussed the results of the work for women advancement gained by agencies and units in the whole military and pointed out limitations and proposed concrete solutions to difficulties and problems.

Senior Colonel Do Phu Tho, Deputy Editor-in-Chief of the People’s Army Newspaper, speaking at the event

Concluding the conference, Senior Lieutenant General Do Can praised the military agencies and units’ achievement in conducting the work last year, asking the units to embrace and strictly and effectively implement the resolutions and directives of the Central Military Commission and the Ministry of National Defense, the instructions of the Vietnam Women’s Union Central Committee and other relevant agencies and units.

A view of the conference

Also, he asked the unit to focus on the implementation of key tasks, including the Action Plan for women advancement and gender equality in the 2021-2025 period, the Five-year Military Women’s Action Program (2021-2026), and activities in response to the National Action Month on Gender Equality and Prevention and Response to gender-based violence in 2022.

Conference connecting 114 localities in the whole military

Meanwhile, the military units should promote political and ideological education and law dissemination among their troops, as well as pay more attention to the material and spiritual life of female staff, especially needy servicewomen to encourage them to observe the State’s law, the military regulations and discipline, and fulfilled all assignments.

General Can handing over certificates of merit to outstanding individuals for their contribution to the work for women advancement and gender equality in 2021

For the MND’s Board for Women Advancement and Gender Equality, General Can required the unit to closely work with relevant agencies to make timely recommendations to higher levels, strengthen inspection to ensure the efficiency of the work, and overcome shortcomings as well.

Excellent groups receiving certificates of merit from Gen. Can

The board should foster dissemination on the military’s women advancement and gender equality inside and outside the military and honor outstanding individuals and collectives.

On this occasion, Senior Lieutenant General Do Can granted certificates of merit to 32 individuals and 39 collectives, including the People’s Army Newspaper.

Translated by Quynh Oanh