Workshop on women's rights in ASEAN opens in Vietnam

Updated: 2010-12-08 20:54


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HANOI -- A workshop on human rights of women in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) was held here Wednesday.

The workshop is jointly held by the Vietnamese Research Centre for Human Rights, the United Nations Development Fund for Women, and Canadian International Development Agency.

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The workshop drew participation of around 100 representatives from Vietnamese government offices, ministries, international organizations and embassies.

The workshop is part of activities for celebration of the 62nd International Human Right Day, which is to fall on December 10.

The workshop also aimed at improving ASEAN mechanisms on protecting human rights in general and women rights in particular.

At the workshop, representatives discussed measures to protect women rights through ASEAN mechanisms, reaffirming the importance of human rights education in ASEAN and in Vietnam.

ASEAN has adopted a series of documents on human rights including the Declaration on the Elimination of Violence against Women in the ASEAN, ASEAN Declaration Against Trafficking in Persons and ASEAN Declaration on the Protection and Promotion of the Rights of Migrant Workers among others.

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