Jakarta (VNA) – Vietnamese taekwondo martial artist Chau Tuyet Van as well as nine other prominent ASEAN athletes and sports officials were named ASEAN Women in Sport Ambassadors.
This initiative is part of the ASEAN #WeScore campaign funded by Japan.
The Ambassadors will use their influence to promote gender equality and the empowerment of women through sport across the region and spread encouraging messages to the ASEAN community.
Along with Van, the other ambassadors are Princess’ Azemah Ni’matul Bolkiah (polo athlete) from Brunei, Sokha Pov (traditional martial arts athlete) from Cambodia, Leani Ratri Oktila (para-badminton athlete) from Indonesia and Soulamphone Kerdla (Head Coach of the Laos National Swimming Team).
Malaysian gymnast Farah Ann Abdul Hadi, Burmese taekwondo athlete and referee Soe Soe Myar, Filipino weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz, Singaporean fencer Amita Berthier and Thai taekwondo athlete Panikpak Wongpattanakit were also on the list.
They will share their views on women’s empowerment at an upcoming talk show at the ASEAN Secretariat on December 3, which coincides with the International Day of Persons with Disabilities and the annual 16 Days of Disability campaign. activism against gender-based violence.
The talk show will address issues such as gender equality and women’s leadership, the protection of women and girls in sport, the promotion of the rights of people with disabilities through sport, as well as the impacts of COVID- 19 about sport and how to fix it.
# ASEANWeScore campaign is part of the ASEAN-Japan Actions on Sport, a project under the ASEAN Plus Japan Senior Officials Meeting on Sport (SOMS + Japan) funded by the Government of Japan through the Japan-ASEAN Integration Fund .
The campaign contributes to the implementation of the ASEAN Sport Work Plan 2021-2025 and is in line with the ASEAN 2025 Vision and United Nations Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 5 of achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls./.