IPPG CEO participated in the "Ring the Bell for Gender Equality" event with UN women in Vietnam

05 - 03 - 2024

On the morning of March 4, at the Ho Chi Minh City Stock Exchange (HOSE), the event "Ring the Bell for Gender Equality" took place by UN women (United Nations Agency for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women) organization in Vietnam.

This is the 10th year of the "Ring the Bell for Gender Equality" event organized globally by UN Women and the 6th time Vietnam has participated to emphasize the key role of the private sector in promoting gender equality. and enhance economic empowerment for women, towards sustainable business and social development.

The event is organized by the Ho Chi Minh City Stock Exchange (HOSE), the United Nations Agency for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women), the Vietnam Women's Entrepreneurs Council, and the Trade Federation. and Vietnam Industry (VCCI), International Finance Corporation (IFC) and Australian Embassy in Vietnam jointly organized.

In a world facing many crises, ensuring gender equality and enhancing women's economic empowerment is the best way to ensure a prosperous economy and sustainable social development.

In 2024, the United Nations chooses the theme of International Women's Day as: Investing in women: Accelerating Development. This year's event calls on the private sector to step up investment in women's development and gender equality in the workplace, community and market.

At the discussion session "Investing in women: From policy to practice", speakers came from the Inter Pacific Group (IPPG), Viet Thang Corporation, and Vietnam Airlines Corporation (Vietnam Airlines). ) and the Ho Chi Minh City Stock Exchange (HOSE) discussed and shared corporate policies and practices on gender equality, and budget sources for gender-related activities so that no one left behind. In addition, the event had a number of presentations on international experiences on businesses practicing gender equality and investment priorities for gender equality.

Also at the discussion session, IPPG General Director, Ms. Le Hong Thuy Tien said: equality and integration in business activities are an integral part of IPPG's culture for more than 39 years of business and development in Vietnam. Male. Receiving the Leadership Award committed to gender equality as well as signing the United Nations women's empowerment principles to promote gender equality is an important step for IPPG to convey a clear message, stronger for all members of the corporation as well as customers and partners. That is building a cohesive and inclusive working environment, where everyone has the opportunity to work, advance, succeed together, build and develop the community, and contribute to development. the economy of Ho Chi Minh City in particular and the country in general.

In addition, the General Director of IPPG also shared her concerns about how Vietnam can consider implementing diplomacy for gender equality in a systematic way in its overall foreign policy in general and foreign affairs. people in particular in accordance with the national internal strength, promoting Foreign Policy for women's rights (FFP: Feminist Foreign Policy), so that governments of countries, including Vietnam, need to reconsider their foreign policy. from there, pay more attention and invest in protecting, caring for, and empowering women and girls.

It is known that to celebrate International Women's Day on March 8 this year, along with the Hanoi Stock Exchange and 123 stock exchanges in the world, the Ho Chi Minh City Stock Exchange participated in the campaign. "Ring the Bell for Gender Equality" campaign calls on stakeholders and the business community to continue joining hands to build a strong business community and an equitable and prosperous economy.