President of the Vietnam Women’s Union Ha Thi Nga speaking at the event

Ha Thi Nga, President of the Vietnam Women’s Union (VWU), said over the past time, the VWU has carried out a range of activities to assist women in digital transformation and international integration.

Women have been equipped with IT skills through training, and got support in accessing e-commerce platforms, she added.

Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Nguyen Minh Vu said apart from opportunities, digital transformation has also presented various challenges, especially to women, like changes in traditional working methods, pressure of labor movement, risks of unemployment and social inequality, and widening gender gap.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs will continue its coordination with the VWU and localities to contribute to the implementation of the U.N. sustainable development goals (SDGs), promoting gender equality, and empowering women, the deputy minister said.

Participants shared information, initiatives and experience, as well as specific, practical measures to raise women’s capacity in international integration and digital transformation, especially in the new normal.

Source: VNA