A meeting in response to the International Day for Elimination of Violence against Women (November 25) was organised in the northern province of Hai Duong on November 26.

The event, part of a 16-day campaign, was jointly held by the provincial People’s Committee, the United Nations Fund for Population Agency (UNFPA) and the UN Women.

Addressing the meeting, Vice Chairman of the committee Nguyen Van Que said that the number of domestic violence cases in his province has fallen, and timely support has been given to the victims.

These come as a result of its efforts to improve gender equality and curb domestic violence.

Following the meeting, delegates and locals joined in a parade to demonstrate their endeavour to eradicate violence against women and girls.

Within the event’s framework, a photo exhibition depicting the real lives of women living with domestic violence attracted a large number of visitors.-VNA