Family nurtures love together

In response to the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence campaign, the Women’s Union in Yen Bai in cooperation with Hagar International in Vietnam organized the competition themed "Family nurtures love together " in two communes Minh An and Binh Thuan.

 The competition in  Minh An commune, Van Chan district, Yen Bai province. Source:

Violence against women and girls poses a potential threat to family stability and social security, and is one of the gravest violations of human rights.

The event aims at raising public awareness on the issue, particularly men and boys, and calling for joint efforts to put an end to sexual violence as well as all forms of violence against women and girls.

In the contest, 16 families went through games about domestic violence knowledge, and coordination skills among family members. The competition created an attractive and exciting playing ground, attracting the involvement and cheering of many people.

The competition is an opportunity for the community in general and couples, in particular, to understand each other better and improve their knowledge of domestic violence and gender stereotypes to nurture love together.

The “16 Days of Activism” against Gender-Based Violence is a global campaign co-executed by non-governmental organizations and the UN Every year, the campaign starts on November 25 on the International Day of the Elimination of Violence against Women and lasts until December 10, World Human Rights Day.

The “16 Days of Activism” campaign is carried out under the guidance of the “UNITE to End Violence against Women campaign,” which was launched in 2008 by then UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. This campaign is a multi-year effort aimed at preventing and eliminating violence against women and girls in all parts of the world, calling on governments, civil society, women’s organizations and the media.

Since the outbreak of COVID-19, emerging data and reports from those on the front lines, have shown that all types of violence against women and girls, particularly domestic violence, has intensified.

The 16 Days is an opportunity to come together to address injustices and take immediate action to create safe homes, communities, and workplaces for everyone.

Mai Nguyen