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Photo contest to point out inequality in society

Update: November, 19/2018 - 17:31
The photo contest will point out inequality between men and women, adults and children, disabled and normal people, the rich and the poor, and the immigrants and urban citizens. — Photo courtesy of Oxfam Việt Nam
Viet Nam News

HÀ NỘI — A photo contest aimed at highlighting inequality has been opened by Oxfam Việt Nam in collaboration with the US Embassy to Việt Nam.

The event is part of the Even It Up Campaign launched in Việt Nam in 2016.

Oxfam in Việt Nam is part of a global network of Oxfam affiliates and development projects working in more than 90 countries. With partners, allies and local communities, Oxfam helps people to claim rights for themselves.

Through the photo contest, Oxfam promotes public debate on the need to combat extreme inequalities, raising public awareness and contributing to the formulation of policies that address inequalities.

The Even It Up campaign focuses on the state budget and national tax system, looking at how a fair and effective collection of revenue and spending of the State budget can help finance high-quality and equitable public services.

The campaign also addresses gender inequality and promotes women’s leadership, linking with existing Oxfam projects.

Participants are encouraged to reflect the inequality through their lens with specific subjects such as inequality between men and women, adults and children, disabled and normal people, the rich and the poor, and the immigrants and urban citizens.

The judges include freelance photographers Maika Elan, Phạm Bá Lĩnh, Nguyễn Thanh Dương from Việt Nam Street Photography Club, Hoàng Lan Hương from Oxfam Việt Nam and Lê Quang Bình from ECUE, a social enterprise for consultation, research and communications.

Entries should be sent before November 30.

The winning photos will be displayed at an exhibition held on January 13 next year. — VNS

 

 

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