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Vietnam’s new female president would do little for women’s rights – activists

DESPITE Vietnam’s move to install its first female president recently, activists said the appointment would do little to improve women’s rights. The appointment of Dang Thi Ngoc Thinh was named acting president on Sunday following the death of Tran Dai Quang, a former chief of internal security who took the post in 2016. “I think while Ngoc Thinh’s appointment is symbolically important, its wider significance is limited to some women who are Communist Party members,” said activist and dissident Do Nguyen Mai Khoi, as quoted by the Thomson Reuters Foundation. SEE ALSO: Vietnam: New bridge is a walk through the ‘hands of Gods’ “We should however remember that, as an unelected leader who is not accountable to the public, this appointment is not likely to improve conditions for most women in Vietnam.” In a survey last year conducted by the Genveva-based Inter-Parliamentary Union last year, Vietnam ranked 61 out 193 countries for women’s participation in parliament. The country was also ranked 166 for women in ministerial positions. Before taking the presidency, Vietnam’s National Assembly elected Dang Thi Ngoc Thinh as vice president in 2016. ... If you wish to read this full breaking news headline, plus more articles from around Thailand and Asia like, Vietnam’s new female president would do little for women’s rights – activists, simply click on 'Read full story' below, but 1st please give us a 'LIKE' or 'SHARE' before you leave. Thank you Vietnam’s new female president would do little for women’s rights – activists

 

 

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Published By: ASIAN CORRESPONDENT - Tuesday, 25 September, 2018

 

 

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