In 2024, the union is set to launch an ‘ao dai’ (traditional long dress) week and organize an art performance program on February 29 evening. The aim is to promote the value of the dress in life, culture, and society. This will help evoke love, pride, and a sense of responsibility for preserving and promoting the heritage value of the costume and Vietnamese culture to international friends.

The program will feature collections of ao dai from over 50 designers nationwide, representing nearly 8,500 students who participated in a program to design and tailor ao dai. This program was organized by the VWU in collaboration with designer Do Trinh Hoai Nam – representative of SVF Academy – in 2023.

Additionally, an exhibition themed “Women with Dien Bien” will be organized in Dien Bien Phu city of the northern province of Dien Bien from March 4. This exhibition aims to show gratitude to President Ho Chi Minh, General Vo Nguyen Giap, and Vietnamese women who contributed to the heroic victory in Dien Bien.

On this occasion, the VWU plans to present nearly 500 gift packages and cash to mothers of martyrs, policy families, and disadvantaged women in five communes. The total value of these gifts is VND360 million (over US$14,600). Additionally, 50 gift packages worth VND50 million will be given to the wives of Dien Bien martyrs and former Dien Bien soldiers. The VWU will also provide gifts to soldiers and adopted children at Tay Trang international border gate, Pa Thom border station, and the social protection centre of Dien Bien province.

Furthermore, a workshop and a festival of creative models/activities promoting good cultural practices of ethnic minorities to promote gender equality will take place on March 5 – 6, 2024 in Dien Bien Phu city.

Many other exhibitions will be held at the Vietnam Women’s Museum in Hanoi and Vinh city in the central province of Nghe An.