According to Vice President of the Vietnam Women’s Union Central Committee Nguyen Thi Tuyet, the awards ceremony will be held in Hanoi on October 17.
The collectives to be honoured include women teams of the Emergency Department of Cho Ray Hospital in Ho Chi Minh City, the Hanoi-Amsterdam High School, Thai Hung JSC, and the Women’s Union of Ba Che district of Quang Ninh province.
The 10 outstanding individuals include Lieutenant Colonel Bui Thi Ha from the Naval Technical Institute, Do Thuy Ha from Hanoi Blind Association, Nguyen Thi Hue from a lemon growing cooperative in Can Tho city, Nguyen Thi Lieu from Duc Tri junior high school, and Nguyen Ngoc Mai, a worker of Vincem Hoang Thach cement company.
This year, the awards are themed “Women engage in natural disasters mitigation and seedless climate change response”, aiming to highlight women’s ideas in the field and to boost awareness of women’s contributions to the work.
As part of the awards, a Women’s Innovation Day will be held with various activities, including an exhibition of creative products made by women, a forum on the role of women in reducing disaster risks and responding climate change, and an awards ceremony for outstanding products.
On the occasion, the Vietnam Women’s Union will also present insignia “For the Progress of Vietnamese Women” to Han Mi Young, President of the World Women Inventors and Entrepreneurs Association.
Since being established 2002, the Vietnam Women Awards have honoured 69 outstanding teams and 124 individuals.