End violence against women, men urged

Update: December, 11/2014 - 09:29
Teenagers prepare for their street dance, an action to fight against violence with women in the capital city on December 10.—  Photo

HA NOI (VNS) — More than 1,000 teenagers in Ha Noi joined street dance and cycle parades yesterday around Hoan Kiem and Thien Quang lakes.

The HCM Communist Youth Union Central Committee and the UN Population Fund in Viet Nam held the event to call on the public – particularly men – to take action against all forms of violence against women.

"Let's work together to ensure that Vietnamese men and boys ‘raise hands to hold, not to hit,'" said Arthur Erken, a representative from the Population Fund.

About 58 per cent of women who have been married have experienced at least one form of violence (physical, mental or sexual) during their lives, according to the National Study on Domestic Violence against Women, released in 2010 by the General Statistics Office and the UN in Viet Nam. — VNS