Project Objectives

Since the end of 2012 the Spanish Development Cooperation Agency (AECID) supports the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs of Vietnam (MOLISA) to implement the project “Integration of Gender Equality in Decent Work legislations and policies in Vietnam” The project aims to “integrate gender equality and decent work in the development and implementation of laws and policies in labour and social welfare to make a contribution to the implementation of strategic priorities in the Socio-Economic Development Plan of Vietnam up to the year 2020 and realization of related international commitments.

The project pursues the following specific objectives:

  1. Promote decent work (DW)and gender equality (GE) in the review, study and implementation of a number of related national programs and strategies on labour and social affairs;
  2. Promote partnerships to strengthen the implementation of international commitments on gender equality and decent work;
  3. Promote decent work and gender equality in the review, study and implementation of policies and laws on social insurance and a number of related policies;
  4. Promote decent work and gender equality in the research, development and implementation of policies and laws on vocational training and human resource development;
  5. Develop model on the implementation of decent work and gender equality at central and local levels.

The MOLISA-AECID project is fully in line with the legal and policy framework, including the highest normative documents (Constitution or Labour Code). In particular, these five objectives will contribute to the implementation of the Law on Gender Equality and the National Strategy on GE for the period 2011-2020. To achieve the objectives, four main strategic lines will be followed:


  • Development and implementation of the gender sensitive policies, services and legislations on Social Insurance, Vocational Training and Vocational Accreditation.
  • Promotion of Capacity building in gender equality in decent work in the fields of vocational training, social insurance and labor.
  • Research on the gender equality in decent work policies and legislations
  • Partnership at national, regional and international level for the implementation of the international commitments on decent work and gender equality.

The project counts with the participation of several implementing partners: the Institute of Labour Science and Social Affairs (ILSSA); the International Cooperation Department (ICD); the Social Insurance Department (SID); the Occupational, Safety and Health Department (OSHD); the Occupational Health Association (OHA); the Legal Department (LD); the Department of Legislation and Inspectorate (VTLID) and the Vocational Training Accreditation Department (VTAD) at the Directorate of Vocational Training (DVT); the Vietnam Vocational Training and Social Work Association,  and the Department of Gender Equality (GED).