Gains for women in Viet Nam's National Assembly

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Gains for women in Viet Nam's National Assembly

The past week marked positive changes for women in Viet Nam’s political landscape. On March 31, Viet Nam's National Assembly (NA) elected Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan as its Chairwoman, making her the first woman to lead the country’s parliament. At 61, Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan won 95.5 percent of the votes.

Furthermore, on April 5th, as part of the 11th session of the 13th legislature, legislators cast ballots to elect new heads for a number of the NA committees. This resulted in the election of three women out of six new chairs of the NA committees and Council, reported the UNDP Office in Vietnam on Twitter. Click here and here for more details. 

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