THE GOVERNMENT

Decree No. 02/2013/ND-CP dated January 03, 2013 of the Government on family affairs
Pursuant to the Law on Organization dated December 25, 2001;
Pursuant to the Law on Marriage and Family dated June 09, 2000;
Pursuant to the Law on Gender Equality dated November 29, 2006;
Pursuant to the Law on Domestic Violence Prevention and Control dated November 21, 2007;
At the proposal of the Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism;
The Government promulgates the Decree on family affairs.
Chapter 1
GENERAL PROVISIONS
Article 1. Scope of regulation
This Decree provides for family affairs; responsibilities of agencies and organizations for implementation of family affairs.
Family affairs mean activities of agencies and organizations aiming to build prosperous, equal, progressive, happy and sustainable families.
Article 2. Subjects of application
This Decree applies to agencies and organizations involving implementation of family affairs.
Article 3. State management agencies for family affairs
1. The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism shall be responsible before the Government for performing the state management of family affairs nationwide.
2. Ministries and ministerial-level agencies shall, within the ambit of their tasks and powers, coordinate with the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism in performing the state management of family affairs.
3. People's Committees at all levels shall perform the state management of family affairs in their respective localities.
Chapter 2
FAMILY AFFAIR’S CONTENTS
Article 4. Elaboration and organization policies on the implementation of laws on family affairs
To elaborate and organize the implementation of policies and laws on family; equality in families; prevention and control of domestic violence as well as penetration of social evils into families.
Article 5. Planning, training and improving officials for family affairs
1. To elaborate, and organize the implementation of master plans on staff contingent in charge of family affairs at all levels.
2. To train and improve to strengthen capability for staff contingent in charge of family affairs; and compile documents on family affairs.
3. The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, the Ministry of Home Affairs shall detail Clause 1 of this Article.
Article 6. Propaganda, mobilization, and dissemination on family affairs
1. To propagate and disseminate the Party's guidelines and the State's policies and laws on family affairs, realization of equality in families, prevention and control of domestic violence, prevention from penetration in families of social evils, and realization of family planning.
2. To elaborate documents and disseminate knowledge on family, mobilize people to annul the backward customs and practices on marriage and family; to inherit, preserve and promote nice traditional and cultural values of families and clans in association with building advanced values of families in a developed society.