Friday, 2 October 2009

Vietnamese, Cambodian women unions boost cooperation

(Post by CAAI News Media)

The Vietnamese Women’s Union (VWU) and the Cambodian Women’s Association for Peace and Development (CWAPD) have signed a cooperation agreement for the 2009-2012 period.

The deal was reached during the VWU delegation’s visit to Cambodia on September 30, led by Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Thanh Hoa.

As part of the agreement, both sides will step up the exchange of information on their activities to advance women in society and gender equality issues.

They will also work together to organize conferences and exchange delegations to increase mutual understanding.

During talks between Chairwoman Hoa and CWAPD’s Chairwoman Men Sam An, who is also Cambodia’s Deputy Prime Minister, the two organizations discussed how to raise women’s awareness of the need to prevent domestic violence and woman and child trafficking.

On the occasion, Chairwoman Nguyen presented 30 computers and US$10,000 to help the CWAPD in its efforts to reduce poverty.

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