Photo contest on rural women, sustainable development launched
Updated : Friday, March 09, 2018 9:57 AM (GMT+0700)

TheUN Women, with the support of the Australian and Canadian embassies in Vietnam,on March 8 launched a photo contest on Vietnamese rural women and sustainabledevelopment.

Entries should be submitted before June 8, 2018 - Source: organising board of the contest

The competition, which formspart of activities marking International Women’s Day, aims to recogniseVietnamese rural women’s contributions to national socio-economic development,and improve public awareness of their contributions. 

Vietnamese citizens of allages are encouraged to participate in the contest, with photo focusing on thethemes: rural women and technology, rural women and sustainable agriculture,rural woman with natural disasters and climate change, rural women in businessand cooperatives, rural women in leadership and decision making, and genderequality between rural men and women. 

There will be one firstprize worth 10 million VND (440 USD), a second prize worth 7 million VND (308USD), a third prize worth 5 million VND (220 USD) and a prize worth 5 millionVND selected by the public.

Outstanding works arescheduled to be displayed on Vietnamese Women’s Day which falls on October 20.

Entries should be submittedbefore June 8, 2018 via the email with the subject of“Photo contest on rural women and sustainable development”. Contestants canalso send CDs/DVDs to the UN Women Vietnam at 304 Kim Ma Street, Ba Dinh district,Hanoi. 

A report of the GeneralStatistics Office in 2016 showed that women constitute the main workforce inagricultural production, especially in rural areas where 63.4 percent of womenworking in the framing sector as compared to 57.5 percent of men.  

However, rural women andgirls are among those who are most likely to suffer from poverty and lackaccess to production resources such as land, technology and financial,educational, healthcare and other social welfare services. They are also hardestaffected by climate change.


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