Vietnamese women averagely earn 33 percent less than male peers

Vietnamese women make up over 73 percent of country’s labor force, the highest rate in the region, however, they earn 33 percent averagely less than their male counterparts in all fields, said Director of Oxfam in Vietnam Babeth Ngoc Han Lefur

Vietnamese women averagely earn 33 percent less than male peers

Worse, most of Vietnamese women are working in untrained labor-intensive sectors as unskilled workers.
Though women holding prominent cabinet posts have grown in numbers, only one out of 20 ministers is female, and 89 out of 1,048 department directors in Vietnam.
Globally, men own land, shares and other capital assets more than women; men are paid more for holding the same post as women. The unpaid care work that hugely contributes to the world’s economic prosperity is unrecognized and unrewarded, keeping women subordinate and restrained in their choices.
Economic equality can only be achieved by ending gender inequalities, but the question how is evasive.
Accordingly, the Director of Oxfam in Vietnam said that the policy environment needs to revalue and redistribute care work to end the double burden that many women face. More women should be appointed to hold management posts.

By MANH HOA – Translated by UYEN PHUONG

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