These award-winning cartoons show how hard it is to be a woman in Vietnam

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Check out the special exhibition at the Vietnamese Women's Museum in Hanoi

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A gender equality cartoon contest co-organized by the United Nations and the Embassy of Belgium in Vietnam on Tuesday announced its winning pieces, most highlighting limited opportunities for women in the country. 
The contest has received 116 entries and more than half of the artists are women.
Jehanne Roccas, Belgian ambassador to Vietnam, said at the award ceremony that most of the cartoons are of high quality and thought-provoking.
They can make us laugh, or even cry, she said, as cited by Tuoi Tre.
The entries are now on display at the Vietnamese Women’s Museum, 36 Ly Thuong Kiet, Hanoi, until March 10. 
Gender-based discrimination is a persistent issue in Vietnam, in large part due to stereotypes and cultural norms that often favor men and boys over women and girls in almost all aspects of life. 
A cartoon by Nguyen Vu Xuan Lan that wins the first prize at a contest co-organized by UN in Vietnam about gender equality.
The cartoon that wins the second prize by Nguyen Duy Thanh. Sex selection at birth due to preference for boys has put Vietnam among countries with the most serious gender imbalances.
The third-prize winning piece by Tran Thu Huong
An entry about how men can help bring about positive changes.
 A cartoon about unequal tasks between men and women.
A cartoon about unequal rewards for men and women for the same achievement.

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