Where gender bias is still alive

A few kilometers to the North of Da Nang lies a small community that lives mainly on fishing. Once there, one can easily see the crowded with boats harbor where the boats themselves are used more as a living space and walkways to reach the rest of the boats. The only surprise was that there were no families living there, but men and boys.
Gender inequality is not something new in South East Asia; however, in places like this, it is quite prominent.
By old Vietnamese tradition, women are not allowed to enter the fishing boats because they would bring bad luck. Having a daughter in the family in such communities is also considered to be bad for the family.
On the other hand, the fast-paced changing economy in Vietnam is giving hope for the younger generation to have equal opportunities and access to education and training for a better future.

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