Protection of Female Workers' rights in Employment and Incomes in Vietnam

  • Thi Hong Loan NGUYEN
  • Thu Trang PHAM
  • Thi Ngoc Anh NGUYEN
  • Thi Thu Thuy BUI
  • Hong Thai NGUYEN


As an important task of the country's socio-economic development, protecting the rights of
female workers in employment and income is concerned and implemented by international organizations
and all countries in the world. The COVID-19 pandemic has been affecting the global economy and hurt
the incomes and employment of many female workers. In Vietnam nowadays, there is an increase in the
unemployment rate of female workers, gender inequality in employment and income, and the ability to
secure their jobs and income. The article analyzes the current regulations and their implementation in the
employment and income of Vietnamese female workers in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. The
article also proposes some recommendations on legal provisions related to training backup jobs, arranging
and employing female employees, providing income support for female employees during leave due to
the COVID-19 epidemic; and policies related to female workers and their employers. These
recommendations will improve Vietnam's labor law on female workers’ rights in employment and income
and enhance the efficiency of human resource use and socio-economic development.