“Dance for Kindness” programme promotes gender equality. (Photo: dangcongsan.vn)

Hanoi (VNA) – More than 1,000 people, including students and foreign diplomats in Hanoi, joined the “Dance for Kindness” programme to promote gender equality at the pedestrian zone around Hoan Kiem Lake in the heart of Hanoi on November 25.

The event was jointly held by the Youth Magazine under the Ho Chi Minh Communist Union Central Committee, the Youth Connection Club, the UN Women Vietnam and many other organisations in honour of the World Kindness Day (November 13) and the Action Month for Gender Equality.

A series of activities were organised to convey the message of preventing and responding to violence and abuse of women and children, including flashmob, painting and parade.

The first “Dance for Kindness” programme in Vietnam was held in 2014. It aims to inspire, empower and educate people from all walks of life to lead a life of kindness. It proves that regardless of differences in race, religion, ethnicity or background, the common thread that unites all people is kindness.-VNA