"Across the Storm" exhibition, a call for fighting gender-based violence

(VOVWORLD) - (VOVworld) – The contemporary arts exhibition “Across the Storm” is in response to the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. 
 "Across the Storm" is organized by the Center for Studies and Applied Sciences in Gender-Family – Women and Adolescents, the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs, the Embassy of the Netherlands, the UN Population Fund (UNFPA), the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA), photographer Binh Dang, and artist Duy Ly.
The exhibition is the installation of photos, videos, light, and bamboo trees.
Handwritten letters are displayed under the light, raincoats, and conical hats.
 The exhibition is illustrated like a market session where stories full of tears, bitterness, and hopes of 20 women who are suffering from domestic violence are told. 
Through the exhibition, the public can know how the women working in Bai Da market in Hanoi’s outlying district of Son Tay have been abused and assaulted by their husbands.

Nguyen Van Anh, CSAGA’s director, said for many years CSAGA has accompanied with Vietnamese women through various activities to help them overcome their situations and domestic violence to rise up again.

The exhibition has attracted a great number of visitors.
  Bai Da Market, a traditional market located on Highway No 21 from Hoa Lac Village (Thach That District) to Son Tay Town, has been chosen as a key place for the project. 
It’s not only a venue for people to exchange goods, but also a social gathering place to communicate. Personal stories and experiences with hardship and pride are shared easily at the leisurely countryside market.
 In addition to displaying photos and symbolic objects, "Across the Storm" offers exhibition viewers an insight into gender-based violence through on-site multi-media medium such as documentary and voice-recorded stories.
 Vietnam has a number of models on prevention and fight against gender-based violence that have been implemented and brought in initial results. These models have mainly focused on communications among community to help the public understand that domestic violence is a social issue.