Festival "The Beauty of Half Moon 2013"
Ngày 21 tháng 10 năm 2018
|Event||Festival "The Beauty of Half Moon 2013"|
|Hanoi Youth with Disability (HYDA) implements with the financial and technical supports
from Center for Supporting Community Development Initiatives (SCDI),
Sustainable Health Development Center (VietHealth),
and Center for Creative Initiatives in Health and Population (CCIHP)
|Time||From November 2012 to April 2013|
To celebrate Day of People with Disability in Vietnam April 18th, 2013, Hanoi Youth with Disability Association (HYDA) in collaboration with Center for Supporting Community Development Initiatives (SCDI), Sustainable Health Development Center (VietHealth), and Center for Creative Initiatives in Health and Population (CCIHP) organized “The Beauty of Half Moon 2013” Festival, targeting young women and girls with disabilities in Vietnam. SCDI is the first organization supporting HYDA in the development of the overall plan, the establishment of institutions and fund raising as well as the participation of several organizations in the Festival.
The Festival aims to:
- Promote the diversity of beauty, which is found in everyone and manifests in their strength, mind, self-confidence and talent, rather than in a “perfect body”;
- Encourage people with disabilities, especially women, to show their self-confidence and to raise their voice in “My body, My talent”
- Attract social attention to the problems and rights of people with disabilities, to introduce positive images of people with disabilities into the community and to erase stigmas that limit their capacity and rights
The Festival organizers encouraged any young women with disabilities, between the ages of 18 – 30, especially women with a talent and/or interest in stage performance, to participate in this event. More than 70 candidates with different disabilities, from different regions and ethnic groups registered with the organizers. Primary and semi-final rounds of selection happened in the last two weeks of March 2013. The final round was held in three days from 15th to 17th April 2013. The Gala Night was held on 17th April 2013 in Hanoi, with 10 outstanding candidates and is projected to broadcast live on national television.
The judges of the Festival included experts from different fields, and there were representatives from the disabled community and media agencies. Mrs. Tham Hoang Diep – Dr. of Athropometry, Judge of various Beauty Pageants in Vietnam, and Photographer Bui Dang Thanh have agreed to be judges for this Festival.
Related news and activities:
Official information of the Festival
Information for Press
Invitation for Donation
Meeting with the Press on March 8
Organizers meeting on March 15
15 contestants of the Semi-final of the Festival
Download the information of the Festival
For further information, please contact:
Nguyen Thi Ngoc Trang
Mobile: 0914202593 – Email: email@example.com
Trinh Cong Thanh
Mobile: 0912792486 – Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dinh Phuong Nga
Mobile: 0986998427– Email: email@example.com
Nguyen Do Quyen
Mobile: 0948077011 – Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Hanoi Youth with Disability (HYDA) is a social organization for young people with disabilities in Hanoi, regardless of education level, ethnic group, religion and type of disability. HYDA also supports volunteers who want to work within the disabled community, particularly for young people with disabilities.
Center for Supporting Community Development Initiatives (SCDI) is a non-government and non-profit organization and is registered under Vietnam Union of Science and Technology Associations (VUSTA). SCDI aims to enhance the quality of life and the ability of vulnerable and disadvantaged populations to integrate into society through researching, designing, experimenting, implementing, and promoting community development models.
Sustainable Health Development Center (VietHealth) is a Vietnam non-government organization working in the fields of health care and community health, particularly: sexual and reproductive health, primary health care, maternal and children health care and rehabilitation for people with disability. VietHealth’s mission is to improve people’s access to basic health services. VietHealth focuses on sustainable models in the most needed areas, and disadvantaged and vulnerable populations.
Center for Creative Initiatives in Health and Population (CCIHP) is a Vietnam non-government, non-profit organization with over 10-year experiences in doing research, intervention, capacity building, publication and advocacy in the fields of sexuality, sexual and reproductive health, rights, gender and gender-based violence. CCIHP’s mission is to promote equality, diversity and health for all in society. CCIHP achieves this through a multi-disciplinary approach of action research, advocacy and intervention. All of our activities are informed by the principles of participation, capacity building, empowerment, social justice and respect for the environment. The beneficiaries include disadvantaged and vulnerable populations such as adolescents and youth, people living with HIV, people with disabilities, survivors of violence and the LGBT community.