Social Sciences Information Review, T. 1, S. 3 (2007)

Cỡ chữ:  Nhỏ  Vừa  Lớn

Vietnamese legislation and ensuring the right to participation of women in the post- accession of Vietnam to CEDAW

Hoàng Mai Hương

Tóm tắt


The Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly's Resolution 34/180 of 18
December 1979. Vietnam acceded to this Convention in 1980 and ratified it in 1981. As a state party, Vietnam is obliged to incorporate the Convention's substantive provisions into
the national law in order to fulfill the obligation of "respect, protection and fulfillment" of women's rights enunciated in the Convention. The scope of women's human rights recognized in CEDAW is rather broad. This article only attempts to analyze fundamental legal principles on how to ensure the right to full participation of women as provided in Article 7 and Article 8 of the Convention; point out that Vietnam has developed and
concretized the above-mentioned contents in the legal system and policies of our Party and State, as well as achievements attained by Vietnamese women in the field of human rights
in general and the right to full participation in the political and public life in particular.
The article also indicates limitations and gives some recommendations aimed at enhancing the realization of the right to full participation of women in the time to come.


DOI = 10.3125/ssirev.v1i3.1200