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Photo contest on Vietnamese families of gender equality kicks off

Update: March, 08/2017 - 09:00
The photo contest on Vietnamese gender equality follows the success of the previous one, Vietnamese Dads, which was held last year. The photo by Đào Anh Tuấn, an entry of Vietnamese Dads photo contest, received the most likes on the Embassy of Sweden in Việt Nam Facebook page. — Photo courtesy of the Embassy of Sweden in Việt Nam
Viet Nam News

HÀ NỘI — To celebrate International Women’s Day, the Swedish Embassy in Việt Nam, the Việt Nam Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and the Vietnamese Women’s Museum have jointly organised a photo contest on gender equality in Vietnamese families.

The contest follows the success of the previous one, Vietnamese Dads, which was held last year. It is an opportunity for the two countries to share experiences with gender equality.

The organisers expect to promote gender equality in families and argue for equality in child care, housework, careers and societal contributions .

“Sweden is one of the world leaders in gender equality, but I believe that there are still many things for us to learn to promote feminism. Therefore, I look forward to seeing beautiful photos and learning more about gender equality through images captured by Vietnamese photographers,” said Swedish  ambassador Pereric Hogberg.

“Following the success of the previous photo contest, Vietnamese Dads, we want to continue to invite both professional and unprofessional photographers nationwide to continue down that road,” said Nguyễn Phương Hòa, vice director of International Cooperation Department, the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism.

Sweden’s ambassador to Việt Nam, Pereric Hogberg, addresses the March 6 launch of the photo contest on Vietnamnese gender equality. — VNS Photo Lương Thu Hương

“This time, we have expanded the theme and hope to receive truthful and moving works that reflect different viewpoints towards gender equality among mothers and fathers and other members in Vietnamese families,” she added.

The director of the Institute for Social Development Studies, Khuất Thu Hồng, said he highly appreciates the photo contest and considers it a practical activity to encourage equal work among family members.

“Sustainable gender equality has to originate from families in which all members share responsibilities and support each other so that everyone has equal opportunities to learn and pursue their career. Equality is the foundation for a happy family,” she said.

Over 30 photos will be selected and displayed at an exhibition. The winning and runner-up prizes will be decided by the jury, while the third place will go to the photo with most likes on the Embassy of Sweden in Việt Nam Facebook page.

The photo contest will receive entries from March 8 till May 15. Participants can submit their entries via post office or email. — VNS

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