Achieving Social Equality for Women in Vietnam Today: Some Lesson Learned

  • Nga Nguyen Thi
  • Dr. Oanh Hoang Thi Kim


Achieving social equality for women is one of the most crucial Millennium Development Goals in many countries all over the world. In contemporary Vietnam, social justice is taken into consideration in various angles, in which women’s social justice is an issue mattered to the Party and the State. In fact, Vietnam has made remarkable achievements in the implementation of social justice for women in many fields such as economics, politics and education. This study, however, also addresses many challenges faced by Vietnam in implementing social justice for women, which include (1) The difference in the proportion of men and women participating in economic activities, management leadership at all levels participation is still quite high; (2) Women’s more disadvantage than men and their lack of receiving necessary conditions to contribute to their worth; (3) Women’s social injustic through the smaller percentage of girls in primary and secondary school in comparison to boys, especially in poor and ethnic minority areas, etc. By analyzing the underlying influencing factors of the situation in Viet Nam, the article suggests core solutions to improve social justice for women and girls in contemporary Vietnam, which include training women with essential skills, sharing women’s workload by infrastructure and services, strengthening the implementation and the supervision of Law on Gender Equality and the National Strategy for Gender Equality, focusing on more effective propaganda and education on gender equality, As a result, women will fully realize their potential and, therefore, contribute more to social life.Keywords: social equality for women, women’s social justice, Social justice for Vietnamese women
Jul 18, 2018
How to Cite
THI, Nga Nguyen; KIM, Dr. Oanh Hoang Thi. Achieving Social Equality for Women in Vietnam Today: Some Lesson Learned. European Journal of Social Sciences, [S.l.], v. 1, n. 2, p. 81-85, july 2018. ISSN 2601-8640. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 21 sep. 2020. doi: