Hanoi museum calls for end to violence women, girls

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The first-ever exhibition themed unity against violence on women and girls will run through Dec. 30 at the Vietnamese Women's Museum in Hanoi to mark 12 years of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.

Entitled "Circle Painting Strong hands", the exhibition, opened Dec. 2, showcasing several artworks, including 6 large-scale paintings, 200 decorated straw hats, 20 small paintings committed to preventing violence against women.

According to the museum, the artworks were created at events held in the northern central province of Nghe An and Hanoi respectively on November 20 and 24 by more than 500 people. Contributors included violence survivors, perpetrators, students and representatives from UN agencies, international organizations, Vietnamese civil society and Government stakeholders.

The exhibition is free and open to public. Vietnamese Women's Museum is located on 36 Ly Thuong Kiet Street, Hanoi.

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