Up to 1,500 teachers and students from secondary schools across the central city of Da Nang gained a better insight into gender equality and gender violation prevention at a camp event on November 23.

They excitedly joined painting, postcard designing, photo competitions, folk games and music performances.

As part of the “Love Journey” project by Spanish non-governmental organisation for peace and development Paz Y Desarrollo (Pyd) and the municipal Department of Education and Training, the event was to raise awareness of gender equality rules in every aspect of social life, the Law on Child Protection, Care and Education and the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.

PyD Programme Director Elena Cristini said the camp is sure to offer helpful lessons and pave way for the achievement of gender equality and the fight against gender violation in the future.

In a survey conducted by the department, 38 percent of students aged 12-13 responded that they had witnessed beatings between their parents while 67 percent had been punished physically by their teachers. Only 6 percent of boys and 12 percent of girls were aware of gender equality issue.-VNA