Vietnam Holds “Responsible Fathers” Contest

Winners at the "Responsible Fathers” contest in Hanoi, VietnamVietnamese fathers and their children participated in the “Responsible Fathers” contest in Hanoi, on December 7th. The contest aimed to create an interactive playground in which local families could compete in outdoor games for small prizes and trophies. The event was organized by the Center for Studies and Applied Sciences in Gender – Family, Women and Adolescents (CSAGA), the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), and partners.

Throughout the day, participants welcomed the opportunity to spend time with their families. Le Van Than, 30 years old, was also looking forward to engaging with other fathers: “I also wanted to share childcare experiences with other dads in the contest,” he said.

The contest was a response to the national campaign: “Join hands to end violence against women and girls,” launched in 2013 by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, and other organizations. The long-term goal of the campaign is to address violence against women and girls in Vietnam by involving men in prevention campaigns.