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.”