Women’s celebrations to fill up March hinh anh 1​Kovalevskaya award ceremony 2014 (Source: hoilhpn.org.vn)
Hanoi (VNA) –A range of activities will be held this month to mark International Women’s Day (March 8), the 1976th anniversary of the Trung sisters’ uprising and 30 years of the Kovalevskaya Prize.

Winners of a painting contest on gender equality are to be presented prizes at a ceremony on March 1, and about 40 best paintings selected from the contest will be put on show at the Vietnam Women’s Museum (VWM) from March 1-15. The contest was jointly held by the UN Women, the Belgian Embassy and the VWM as part of UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's UNITE to End Violence against Women campaign.

An event is scheduled for March 6 to mark 30 years of the Kovalevskaya Prize for female scientists. On the occasion, the prize for 2015 will be awarded to outstanding female intellectuals for their contributions to the country’s scientific and technological development, women’s campaigns and gender equality.

On March 7, the Vietnam Women’s Museum (VWM) will organise an exhibition on women in the central provinces of Quang Binh and Thua Thien-Hue who have lost their houses and assets after floods. The event will last throughout the month.

The Vietnam Women’s Union (VWU) Central Committee will coordinate with the Tien Giang province Party’s Committee to hold a workshop on the life and revolutionary career of Nguyen Thi Thap, a late President of the VWU, in the Mekong Delta locality on March 9.

Sexual assaults against women will be discussed at a seminar co-organised by the Israeli Embassy and the VWU at the Hanoi-based French Cultural Centre - L’espace on March 10.

Particularly, this month will feature a string of book-related events in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City.-VNA