The United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) announced winners of a story competition to spotlight the important role that women play in family farming in Vietnam, UN Women said on October 13.

The first prize went to the article “Vo chong Ly A Sui” (Ly A Sui and his wife) by reporter Tran Thi Minh at the Fansipan Magazine.

Journalist Pham Thi Que Ha from Quang Nam province’s Arts and Literature Association secured the second prize with “Soi da cung thanh com” (Even rocks are turned into rice).

Meanwhile, the third winner was Le Quang Hoi, Quan doi Nhan dan (People’s Army) newspaper’s correspondent in Gia Lai province, with “Nu gia lang buoc qua loi nguyen” (The matriarch who overcomes the curse).

Two consolidation prizes belonged to a student at the Ho Chi Minh City University of Social Sciences and Humanities and a teacher at the Gia Lai Secondary School.

Launched in July 2014, the national competition on “The Role of Vietnamese Women in Family Farming” was carried out by the UN Women and the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO).

It was part of the year-long UN campaign “Empowering Women – Empowering Humanity”.-VNA