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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The White Ribbon Campaign is the largest effort in the world to include men in the movement to end violence against women. The campaign, which has been active for 20 years, now works in 60 countries and one aspect of it is to ask men to wear a white ribbon as a pledge to never commit, condone, or remain silent about violence against women.
Violence against women must be seen as a human rights issue, is the message in a story by Radmilla Suleymanova from UN Radio.
Our competition has come to an end and we are pleased to announce that we have received 2700 Ads from over 40 European countries.
We would like to thank all of you who participated and are now looking forward to the second phase of our competition where we would like to invite you to vote for your favourite Ads.
Voting is open to everyone. You can vote for as many Ads as you like, once a day, so make sure you spread the word among your friends and get them to vote for you and their other favourite Ads.
Every vote will be counted as an Action on the Say NO – UniTE website,adding your name to the global call to make ending violence against women a top priority worldwide.
Say NO aims to trigger and highlight actions by individuals, governments and civil society partners. Your vote is your voice in saying NO to Violence Against Women.
Istanbul, 11.05.2011 – The Council of Europe’s new Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence (CETS n° 210) has been opened for signature on the occasion of the 121st Session of the of Committee of Ministers taking place in Istanbul, gathering Ministers of Foreign Affairs from 47 Member States. The Convention is also open to accession by non-European countries and by the European Union.
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