Conference talks women’s role in managing plastic waste

Economy, Vietnam, Vietnam Finance News

Friday, March 15, 2019 – 21:33:00 Print

Illustrative image (Source: AFP/VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – A conference was held in Hanoi on
March 15 to discuss the role played by women in managing plastic waste as well
as the relations between empowerment of women in households and community with
the improvement in the field.

According to President of the Vietnam Women’s Union (VWU) Nguyen
Thi Thu Ha, women are the most affected by plastic waste, as well as those who contribute
to the easing of pollution and turning plastic waste into resources serving
economic development and creating jobs for them.

Along with issuing a number of documents and strategies to promote
the role of women in the field, the VWU has actively engaged in the national
action plan in preventing plastic waste, while raising awareness of safety for
women and children in terms of environment and health, she said.

Ha said that in the future, the union will focus on
strengthening capacity of women in managing plastic waste, supporting women in
launching startup and applying information technology, sorting, collecting and
recycling plastic waste, and seeking policies to support women in the
activities, especially in health insurance.

Meanwhile, Vu Truong Son, deputy head of the Administration
of Seas and Islands under the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment,
said that the ministry has paid much attention to women’s role in environmental

He suggested that the VWU work to raise women’s awareness of
impact of environmental pollution and protection, while coordinating with the
Ministry of Education and Training to design classes for children on
environmental protection.

At the conference, the Women Union of Da Nang introduced a
model of waste sorting and communication among women in environmental
protection, changing their attitude towards the environment and climate change.
Participants also shared their stories in encouraging women’s engagement in environmental


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