Source: www.btcctb.org 
Hanoi (VNA) – The UN Women, the Belgian Embassy and the Belgian Development Agency in Vietnam jointly launched a comic and cartoon painting competition on gender equality in Hanoi on November 24.

The contest is expected to help prevent and eradicate gender inequality and discrimination against women and girls.

Vietnamese citizens living in the homeland and aged above 18 years are allowed to participate in the event, which started on November 24.

The deadline for entry submissions is January 18, 2016.

Ten pictures will be selected for display in Hanoi and posted on Facebook for public selection in March 2016.

The entries could be sent to the email registry.vietnam@unwomen.org or by letter to the headquarters of the UN Women in Vietnam – 304 Kim Ma, Ba Dinh district, Hanoi.

The winner will have an opportunity to visit Belgium, dubbed as “the cartoon country”, and his/her entry will be published on the cartoon magazine of Vietnam.

The three most outstanding painters will be awarded at a ceremony on March 8, 2016, in the capital.

The cartoon contest shapes part of the UN Secretary-General’s UNiTE Campaign to End Violence against Women, which aims to raise public awareness of stopping all forms of violence against women and girls across the world.-VNA