Youths talk removal of gender stereotypes

Students from some universities and colleges based in the capital Hanoi have sought ways to eliminate gender stereotypes, which are said one of the roots of continuous gender inequality.

At a dialogue held on March 9, the young people explored influences a gender stereotype has on their lives, including job choices. 

A label of any group of people and community put on a man or woman was said to be untrue at the event, which does not reflect his or her real capacity and restrict one’s contribution to society, they heard. 

To change gender stereotypes and move towards a fair society for both men and women, broader publicising work is needed to change public awareness of the issue, they agreed. 

As part of the “As We Grow up” exhibition that ran from November, 2013 through April, 2014, the dialogue was jointly held by the United Nations in Vietnam, the Ministry of Education and Training, and the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union Central Committee, in order to raise youngsters’ awareness of gender-related issues.

VNA/VOV online