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 Policy recommendations to advocate for Gender equality in ethnic minority groups in Viet Nam

Policy recommendations to advocate for Gender equality in ethnic minority groups in Viet Nam
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Viet Nam is an ethnically diverse country with 54 recognized ethnic groups, of which 53 are minorities. The majority of the population (85.5 per cent) belongs to the Kinh ethnic group, and the 53 other ethnic groups in Viet Nam account for the remainder of the population and total about 13.4 million people. Many of the ethnic minority groups are concentrated in geographically remote and mountainous regions of the country. Inequalities between the Kinh ethnic group and ethnic minority groups remain wide and persistent, especially in education and training, employment and income, and health care and reproduction. The gender gap among and within ethnic minority groups also persists.

The policy brief document has been developed based on the findings from the Survey on the Socio-Economic Situation of the 53 Ethnic Minority Groups in Viet Nam (2015) and other studies on ethnic minority groups conducted recently in Viet Nam. It aims to support the process of policy development and implementation in ethnic minority areas in Viet Nam and effectively contribute to the inclusive promotion of gender equality in ethnic minority areas in line with the commitments of the Government of Viet Nam to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

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