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Vietnam Women’s Union

Hanoi, Vietnam
Joined February 2012
Presence in: Vietnam

Vietnam Women’s Union (VWU) was found in 1930. The history of VWU is closely attached to the country’s history for national independence and development. VWU has a network that operates throughout Vietnam at four administrative levels of central, provincial, district and commune ones with a total membership of above 13 million women. Since its foundation, VWU has transformed and developmental organization, which is mandated to protect women’s legitimate rights and strive for gender equality.

At present, the VWU has a membership of above 13 million members belonging to 10,472 local women’s union in communes and towns throughout the country. The organizational system of VWUis divided into 4 levels, comprising the Central level, the Provincial and Municipal level (63 units), the District level (642 units), and the Commune level (10,472 units).