The launch of a "safe city for women and girls" programme at a school in Hanoi's Long Bien district in November 2015 (Photo: dantri.com.vn) 

Hanoi (VNA) – A training course to raise awareness of gender equality and relevant communication skills among school students was held in Hanoi on September 10.

The event was jointly organised by Radio The Voice of Vietnam (VOV), the Ministry of Education and Training, and the United Nations Education, Science, Culture Organisation (UNESCO) Vietnam Office.

It is one activity in the framework of the Project “Initiative on Gender Equity and Girl Education in Vietnam: empowering girls and women for a more equal society”.

During the course, 50 students from the Thuc Nghiem Junior High School in Hanoi were equipped with basic skills on drafting messages on such themes as education for girls and women, education on gender and sex, school bullying, and domestic violence.

After the course, the students are hoped to become “little reporters” to engage in communication work on these issues.

Similar courses will be conducted for reporters from press agencies.-VNA