Photo Gallery – Award Ceremony in Madrid
Designers from Denmark, Kosovo and France won the top three prizes in the UN European Ad Competition, No to Violence Against Women, UNRIC, the organizers, announced in Brussels 19 October.
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30 Finalists from the 2011 United Nations European Ad Competition to Say NO to Violence Against Women – Competition.Create4theUN.eu.
We have received more than 2,700 ads, from 40 countries saying No to Violence Against Women.
Over 120,000 people cast their votes in the Public Vote Prize and the winner is Gjoke Gojani for his ad “Treat me like a Woman”
The Youth Prize will be selected by Fabrica, the Benetton Group communication research centre. The name of the winner of this prize will be announced at the end of September.
And the first prize, selected by a panel of distinguished jury members will be announced at a ceremony in Brussels in October.
The competition is an initiative of the United Nations Regional Informational Centre for Western Europe UNRIC, and UN Women, the new UN Entity for Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment.
Afsané Bassir-Pour, the Director of UNRIC, praised the enthusiasm with which Europeans joined the competition saying “our aim was to raise awareness on this issue, help break the taboo, and to do this by reaching out to the European creative community. A picture, as they say, is worth a thousand words. So thank you Europeans.”
Climate change is usually discussed in very technical terms. This sometimes makes it feel like a distant and inhuman problem. It is often forgotten that climate change has a human face. Climate change is seriously affecting people in countries like Bangladesh, Somalia and Nicaragua. People are losing their homes and crops because of flooding, draught and desertification. Natural disasters are threatening the security and health of many people in developing countries.
Suffrage is one of the oldest issues that women’s rights activist have been fighting for. The struggle to gain suffrage is often referred to as the first wave of feminism. In 1906 Finland became the first country in the world to grant women the right to vote and stand in elections. Now, 105 years later, Saudi women have also taken a step towards equality with the decision of King Abdullah to grant the women of Saudi Arabia the right to vote and stand for election. The right for women to vote and stand in elections hasn’t always been the case in the West, for example in Switzerland women got suffrage as late as 1971.
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