More than 30 members of the Vietnam Volunteer Centre (VVC) are participating in a training course on how to mobilise young men to prevent violence against women and girls through social media.

The event, taking place from August 3 to 5 in Hanoi, was organised by the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) in collaboration with the VVC.

At the training course, participants who are leaders of volunteer groups under the VVC, are provided with basic knowledge about gender equality and the forms and consequences of violence against women and girls.

Trainers will also teach participants necessary skills to engage with and mobilise other young men to prevent violence against women through social media.

The training course is part of a project supported by an initiative fund from Denmark and the Danish Embassy in Thailand.-VNA