United Nations Women, with the support of the Embassies of Australia and Canada to Viet Nam, is launching a Photo contest on Rural Women and Sustainable Development. The competition which is part of activities to commemorate the International Women’s Day 2018 aims to recognize rural women’s contribution to growth and prosperity of Viet Nam.
According to a report of Viet Nam General Statistics Office in 2015, women constitute a critical workforce in agricultural production, especially in rural areas where 63.4% of working women are in agriculture compared to 57.5% of working men.
Rural women are contributing significantly to Viet Nam’s economic growth. However, rural women and girls are among the people most likely to be poor, to lack access to productive resources such as land, modern inputs, technology and financial services, education, health care and other social protection services, and to be hit hardest by climate change.
On almost every measure of development, rural women, because of gender inequalities and discrimination, fare worse than rural men.
Photography in specific, can be a powerful tool to raise awareness and to trigger positive development in society. This contest gives a platform to Vietnamese society to picture the positive changes they want to see regarding empowering rural women.
The competition invites Vietnamese people from all ages, to recognize rural women’s contribution through photographs. Detailed information about prizes on the contest can be found hereunder
Deadline for applications: June 8 2018PSNews