Campaign “For Women’s Smile” launched

The Vietnam Women’s Union, the Institute for Development & Community Health LIGHT, and the UN Women in Vietnam jointly organised a virtual programme on March 6 to celebrate International Women’s Day (March 8) and launch the campaign “For Women’s Smile” in Hanoi, central Thua Thien-Hue Province, and Ho Chi Minh City.
Delegates respond to the campaign “For Women’s Smile” during a programme on March 6.

The “For Women’s Smile” campaign aims to honour the unyielding efforts of Vietnamese women to overcome difficulties and challenges, especially amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, to contribute to the nation's development and prosperity.

With the companionship of scientists, artists and social activists, it hopes to encourage the aspiration to rise up, the will to overcome difficulties, the desire to learn, and the creativity of women.

The campaign also creates a space for women to expand the use of information technology, exchange information towards women's happiness and promote gender equality.

* An exhibition themed “Beauty of Vietnamese Women” is underway at the Da Nang Fine Arts Museum from March 6 to 22, aiming to honour the role and beauty of Vietnamese women through paintings and sculptures selected from the museum’s collections.

Visitors admiring paintings on display at the exhibition. (Photo:

The works of diverse materials and genres have reflected the beauty in the soul and daily life of Vietnamese women as well as their love for their families.

* The Women’s Union of Vinh Phuc Province recently held a seminar themed “Vinh Phuc women preserve and develop ao dai – Vietnam’s cultural heritage”. Participants learned about the history and significance of the traditional ao dai, while honouring the value of ao dai in social life and highlighting the responsibility to preserve and promote Vietnamese ao dai.

In addition, the provincial Women’s Union organised a photo exhibition on the beauty of ao dai and a writing contest titled “Feeling of ao dai”, and presented prizes to the winners of a song writing contest on Vinh Phuc women.

* In the framework of a series of thematic events “Vietnamese Women”, the French Cultural Institute in Vietnam - L'Espace will open an exhibition themed “Portrait of Women” at the IDECAF gallery in Ho Chi Minh City on March 8. The exhibition, which is set to last until April 9, will display works of 15 young authors which were created in January 2021 under the guidance of three famous photographers from Vietnam and France. Viewers will also have the opportunity to examine some portraits of typical Vietnamese female characters through an article by a French journalist and enjoy a Vietnamese-subtitled documentary film “Women and Men” by a French female director.