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Hanoi (VNA) – The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) on December 21 launched a campaign to help Vietnam abolish gender discrimination.

Addressing the event in Hanoi, Vice Director of UNDP Vietnam Bakhodir Burkhanov said on many aspects, the role played by each gender is not normal as people often think.

Actually, it is extremely abnormal, he said, citing the gender imbalance in leadership positions, sex-selective abortions, and sexual harassment and violence among women as the unwonted things that have yet to be prevented.

The UN official stressed the need to raise public awareness of standards for gender mainstreaming in order to bring opportunities for everyone to help them carry forward their strength.

The campaign, to last for seven months, will use a string of films which demonstrate how things would change if men and women reserve roles in society to raise viewers’ awareness of gender.-VNA