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Cambodia and Vietnam's Success in Increasing Gender Equality
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Cambodia and Vietnam's Success in Increasing Gender Equality

Despite the epidemic, according to the Women Business and the Law 2022 report published by the World Bank, 23 nations modified their laws to promote women's economic inclusion in 2021. Women, Business, and the Law 2022 presents objective measurements in eight categories affecting women's economic participation: mobility, parenthood, marriage, assets, compensation, entrepreneurship, workplace, and retirement.

Two Southeast Asian nations are included among these 23 nations. They are Vietnam and Cambodia. Cambodia has established gender equality in the pension system, beginning with men and women retiring at the same age and with equal rights to full pension payments. In addition, between 2016 and 2019, the Cambodian military has deployed women to UN peacekeeping missions.

Meanwhile, Vietnam is one of the nations that has made the most strides in closing the gender gap over the past two decades. Since 1946, when the first law on gender equality was drafted, it is well knowledge that Vietnam has continued to refine its legal policy and structure. Efforts to promote gender equality and women's rights are a constitutionally enshrined and constitutionally protected political goal for Vietnam.

Vietnam intends to increase the number of women in leadership positions. By 2030, the percentage is projected to reach 70%. The nation also seeks to strengthen living conditions and international cooperation in order to promote gender equality.

Now, Vietnam has eliminated all sorts of workplace discrimination against women. The two nations provide evidence of the achievement of Southeast Asian nations in advancing gender equality.

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