The venues consists of the Green One U.N. House in Hanoi and four bridges in the central coastal city of Da Nang – the Rong, Han river, Tran Thi Ly, and Tinh Yeu bridges.

Da Nang responds to event (Photo: U.N. Women)

They will be in orange throughout ‘The 16 Days of Activism against violence against women and girls’ international campaign, which takes place annually from November 25 (International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women) until 10 December 10 (Human Rights Day).

According to the U.N. Women, one in three women around the world has been a victim of violence by a husband or partner in their lifetime. This issue is becoming more urgent than ever as the COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated domestic violence.

Also on November 25, more than 100 judges, prosecutors, investigators, lawyers, and gender equality activists from the People's Court, People's Procuracy, ministries and agencies under the Government, the Vietnam Bar Federation, and other social organisations participated in the "White Ribbon Breakfast" event.

With its theme highlighting gender sensitivity in the trial of cases of violence against women and girls amid COVID-19, the event was held at the Supreme People's Court, also in response to the 16-day international campaign.

Source: VNA