From 20th to 21st June 2015 in Hanoi and 27th to 28th June 2015 in Ho Chi Minh, the photo exhibition "Migrant workers: My life - My story" was held organized by the Centre for Development and Integration (CDI), with the sponsorship of The Asia Foundation (TAF) and the Office of Labor Rights of the US Department of State.
In the trend of industrialization and globalization boost, the number of migrant workers has also increased. Habitat change makes them face many problems and risks in life. On the other hand, due to inadequate awareness and knowledge, they are very vulnerable to the risk of affecting the interests and security of assets and even their own life, leading to a negative impact on the economy - both in sending and receiving towns. To build the sharing space for migrant workers, the Centre for Development and Integration (CDI), with the sponsorship of the Asia Foundation and the Office of Labor Rights US State Department held a contest "Photo and life of migrant workers" on the site www.laodongxanha.net. Through a period of 6 months, the competition has attracted many workers involved in the photo contest with a total of 540 photos received. The contents of photos showing different colours and the story of the workers away from home in all parts of the country.
With the desire to reflect the multi-dimensional view of life and the problems of migrant workers, the organization board has selected meaningful photos and organized the exhibition "Migrants workers: my life - my story". Through images and stories sent by workers, the exhibition will help to connect migrant workers to come closer to the public and policy makers.
The opening ceremony of the exhibition was held in Hanoi in the morning of 20th June 2015 at the Vietnamese Women's Museum with the participation of guests from the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs, the General Confederation of Labour Vietnam, the Labour Confederation of Hanoi and some other provinces, representatives of state agencies involved and represent workers. The opening ceremony of the exhibition in Ho Chi Minh City was held at the Cultural Palace of Labour on 27th June 2015. Organizers of the exhibition has received positive response and was attended by representatives from press agencies, the media, social organizations promoting the rights of workers, lawyers, consultants for labor law, staff and students of universities, colleges and people in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City.
Please visit the website www.laodongxanha.net for more information on the contest and exhibition.