Generation Equality: Vietnamese people create modern fairy tales for equal future

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Ha Noi – 17 October 2019 – UN Women, Embassy of Ireland and ChildFund Viet Nam are inviting all legal residents in Viet Nam, especially children and the youth, with no age limation, to participate in a new contest to eliminate gender stigma and stereotypes in fairy tales.

 

The competition, called “Generation Equality’’, starts from 17 October 2019 and will run until 27 November 2019. The winner will have a chance to work with a professional team to develop their stories into a comic book or a video animation. The competition is part of activities to commemorate the Vietnamese Women’s Day, the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence campaign 2019 and the celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action 2020.

It is now time to create modern fairy tales and bedtime stories that help realize women’s rights and promote equality between men and women, boys and girls and other gender minorities. The competition aims to highlight women and girls' value and talent and raise awareness among individuals, especially youth, in Viet Nam, on the role that they can play in breaking down gender stereotypes and promoting gender equality. The competition aims not only to empower women and girls and reduce gender inequalities in literature, but also to be a platform for future generations to access to literary texts with gender equality messages and break down the systemic barriers and social norms that hinder women’s and men’s, boys’ and girls’ enjoyment of their full potential and capabilities.

FORMAT

-          Stories: no more than 2000 words; OR

-          Drawing(s) with storyline: One drawing or a series of drawings/comic with storyline.

 

PRIZES

-          One First Place Prize: worth 15 million VND

-          One Second Place Prize: worth 10 million VND

-          Once Third Place Prize: worth 7 million VND

-          Two Consolation Prizes: worth 5 million VND

 

All entries must be submitted before 27 November 2019 to UN Women Viet Nam, 304 Kim Ma Street, Ba Dinh District, Ha Noi or to e-mail: unwomen2010@gmail.com with the title “Submission for Fairy Tales Competition”.

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