Day 4: The Center for Studies and Applied Sciences in Gender, Vietnam
The Center for Studies and Applied Sciences in Gender – Family - Women and Adolescents (CSAGA) is a non-profit, non-governmental organization dedicated to protecting the rights of women and children who are affected by violence and discrimination in Vietnam.
CSAGA is harnessing the power of communications in unique and innovative ways to educate the public about gender-based violence. The organization leverages both new and traditional forms of communications to spread their message, including radio, television, social media, online forums, exhibitions, film screenings, and more. Since 2001, CSAGA has produced an impressive suite of communications material, including three documentary films, six art exhibitions, 52 television programs, and 15 books. This month, CSAGA will establish the first entertainment education center in Vietnam, which will serve as a production hub for communications material about gender-based violence.
In 2008, CSAGA held an exhibition called ‘For a World Without Violence’ in Hanoi. The exhibition gave domestic violence survivors a platform to share their experiences with the public and helped raise awareness of the domestic violence prevention community in Vietnam. The one-week exhibition drew more than 1,000 visitors, and helped catalyze an ongoing dialogue about violence against women and children. Learn more about CSAGA at: http://www.csaga.org.vn/Desktop.aspx/HomeNew/. To view engaging communications material from CSAGA and more, visit the Communications X-Change.