Source: Socialist Republic of Vietnam
The first prize went to “A strange essay”, a video clip by a group contestant from the TT&T Travel-Media Company. Two second, four third and two social media interaction awards were also presented at the ceremony.
The contest was jointly held by the Centre for Research and Applied Science on Gender – Family – Women and Adolescents (CSAGA), in collaboration with the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA), the Dutch Embassy in Vietnam, the Anh Duong House in Quang Ninh, and Phu Nu Viet Nam (Vietnam’s Women) newspaper.
Themed ‘Speak Up – Take Action’, the contest was launched in August to raise public awareness of gender-based violence against women and girls in Vietnam. It also aimed to encourage individuals and groups of authors, particularly young people, to develop unique, innovative and engaging communicative products to convey the right messages on gender equality, and called on communities to speak up and take action to end violence against women and girls.
Within five weeks of its launch, the contest reached more than 113,000 people, about 26,000 likes, more than 17,500 comments, and nearly 40,000 shares. A total of 105 entries were received, including 75 photos, 24 video clips and 6 emoji/emoticons. The entries have also received a great attention and interest from social media users, with 38,068 shares on Facebook and TikTok.