Photobook: Stories behind the data

No. of pages: 36

Publication date: 2020

Author: UNFPA and GSO

Publisher: UNFPA

The 2019 Population and Housing Census provides key indicators of population and housing, allowing us to see not only disaggregated data of population size and structure, but also other areas of population dynamics such as fertility, mortality, migration, education, employment, disability, and housing conditions.

In order to make the collected data from the Census to become talking figures, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in Viet Nam has collaborated with the General Statistics Office (GSO) to organize the photo voice exhibition “Stories behind the data”. This is a three-month journey through eight provinces and cities of Viet Nam, including Ha Giang, Ha Noi, Bac Giang, Quang Tri, Soc Trang, Ninh Thuan, Tien Giang, and Ho Chi Minh City, conducted by two photographers Mr. Nguyen Minh Duc and Mr. Vu Ngoc Dung.

This photo voice exhibition consists of 23 stories on nine topics: Education, Youth and Employment, Fertility, Son Preference, Early Marriage, Migration, Disability, Population Ageing and Housing.

Those 23 sets of photos and stories are thoughtful stories about the lives of people from all regions of the country. This photo voice exhibition on the 2019 Population and Housing Census highlights those inspiring stories, creating a diverse picture about the issues of social concern.