Vietnam Women's Union and Unilever Sign a Five-Year Partnership Deal

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Unilever Vietnam and the Vietnam Women's Union renewed their 15-year partnership on November 1 by signing a strategic five-year agreement named WomenRise - Enhancing women's life quality and empowering women through business development and health education.

As a result, Unilever Vietnam has established a target of assisting 1 million Vietnamese women to grow and enhance their quality of life by 2027 through education and training in health, hygiene, and nutrition, as well as livelihood, entrepreneurship, and access to business micro-financing.

The two have set strategic goals, such as improving overall development and empowering women, especially poor women in remote, rural, and mountainous areas, with a focus on economic empowerment and education about health care to improve the quality of life overall.

With several important goals, the cooperation should help close the gender gap in many industries, laying the groundwork for Vietnam's sustainable growth.

“Women are a force for a nation’s sustainability across socio-economic and environmental aspects. To help implement the Government’s goals towards greener, more sustainable, equal, and inclusive growth, it is fundamental and crucial to unlock Vietnamese women’s potential and drive gender equality,” said Nguyễn Thị Bích Vân, Unilever Vietnam’s chairwoman.

Vice President of Vietnam Women’s Union Tôn Ngọc Hạnh said, “we believe that the partnership between Vietnam Women’s Union and Unilever Vietnam will reap a lot of positive outcomes through supporting women’s economic growth, livelihood, health, and well-being, thereby enhancing female’s role as well as gender equality and the overall growth of the country in general.”

In recent years, the two have worked closely to empower women and contribute to gender equality by providing training courses for over 100,000 women, financial support for 125 start-up projects, and assistance to 50,000 households in obtaining micro-loans totalling more than VN350 billion (US$14.1 million).

Source: EIN News

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