Various activities to mark Vietnamese Women's Day

Wednesday, 2018-10-10 18:34:17
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Vice Chairwoman of Vietnam Women's Union Nguyen Thi Tuyet speaks at the press brief. (Photo: phunuvietnam.vn)
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NDO – A range of activities will be held across the nation in the upcoming days to celebrate the 88th anniversary of Vietnam Women's Union (VWU) and the Vietnam Women's Day, which falls on October 20 each year.

The information was announced at a press brief held by the VWU in Hanoi on October 10, in which VWU Vice Chairwoman, Nguyen Thi Tuyet, revealed that the most prominent events are the 88th anniversary celebration of the VWU and the awarding of the Vietnam Women's Award 2018 for five collectives and 10 individuals with outstanding achievements and contributions to the nation’s development.

Founded in 2002, the Vietnam Women's Award is one of the largest annual events dedicated to Vietnamese women, aimed at recognising the contributions, talents and creativity of Vietnamese women to national development and defence. The ceremony for this year’s awards will be held in Hanoi on October 15.

Another meaningful activity will be held for the first time at the national level is the Women's Start-up Day, aiming to facilitate the potentials and creativity of women in economic development and start-up, contributing to raising the public awareness about the role of women in economic development and encouraging enterprises/cooperatives to improve product quality and brand building in Vietnam. The event will honor 20 excellent projects, expressing the spirit of passion and innovation in start-up.

In addition, an exchange between female scientists and outstanding female students from the University of Natural Sciences, Vietnam National University - Hanoi, will take place on October 13.

The 8th annual meeting of the Asia and Pacific Nations Network (APNN) will be jointly held by the VWU and the Vietnam Association for Intellectual Women in Hanoi from October 18-20, gathering some 200 female scientists in the Asia Pacific.

In addition, the Mottainai Programme will enter its sixth season in 2018 to raise funds to support children who are victims of traffic accidents, among other meaningful activities.