Awards given to winners of poetry and songwriting contest promoting gender equality

UN Women in Vietnam hosted an award ceremony in Hanoi on December 8 to celebrate the talented authors who won the Poem and Music Contest on Gender Equality.

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Awards Granted for Winners of Poetry and Song Writing Contest on Gender Equality
A 12th-grade student won the contest.

The contest aims to diversify forms of communication and increase community participation in conveying messages about gender equality, and eliminating discrimination and gender-based violence.

Awards Granted for Winners of Poetry and Song Writing Contest on Gender Equality
At the event.

After 6 months of launching, the Organizing Committee has received more than 310 poems and 42 songs from all over the country, written by authors of diverse ages. The works represent the author’s perspectives on an equal world.

Awards Granted for Winners of Poetry and Song Writing Contest on Gender Equality
Caroline Nyamayemombe, Acting Head of UN Women in Vietnam.

In her remarks, Caroline Nyamayemombe, Acting Head of UN Women in Vietnam, said “Music and poetry have a special ability to penetrate deep into the human soul, overcoming all boundaries, and inspire and motivate a spirit of solidarity in creating a more just and equitable world for all individuals.”

Awards Granted for Winners of Poetry and Song Writing Contest on Gender Equality
An exhibition is held on the sideline of the event.

On the sidelines of the Award Ceremony, an exhibition is held at the Women’s Museum from December 8 to 9. The exhibition displays more than 40 of the contest’s best poetic works.

Awards Granted for Winners of Poetry and Song Writing Contest on Gender Equality
The exhibition is held at the Women’s Museum, 36 Ly Thuong Kiet street, Hanoi.

This activity responds to the National Month of Action on Gender Equality and Gender-Based Violence Prevention and Response (November 15 – December 15) and the global campaign 16 Days of Action to End Gender-based Violence (November 25-December 10).

Valerie Mai