As many as 45 photos on life, sorrow, hope and the efforts of women who have suffered from violence and human trafficking are on display at a three-day exhibition in Hanoi that opened on October 11.

The exhibition, jointly held by Plan International (PI) and the Centre for Studies and Applied Sciences in Gender, Family, Women and Adolescents (CSAGA), is one of the activities to promote the Because I Am A Girl (BIAAG) campaign in Vietnam.

In opening the exhibition themed “My life, my dream”, CSAGA Director Nguyen Van Anh said the event shared the wish for a safer and more friendly society for women.

Anh further said her organisation has incessantly raised initiatives to create more opportunities and favourable conditions for women, victims of domestic violence, sexual abuse and discriminatory treatment to improve their quality of life and involvement in social activities.

At the event, Country Director of PI in Vietnam Glenn Gibney highlighted the five-year BIAAG campaign to support ethnic minority girls and women in remote and difficult areas as well as those who are vulnerable in urban zones.

The campaign was launched by PI for the first time on this day last year, with a view to helping four million girls around the world gain necessary skills to change their lives.

This year, the programme will help Vietnamese girls in urban areas access public services and places in an easier and more comfortable manner.

In one year, PI has supported 13,000 female children in Ha Giang, Quang Binh and Quang Tri provinces and Hanoi, expecting to reach 100,000 by 2015.-VNA