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UNiTE T-Shirt Design Competition

uniteshirtAt the UNiTE campaign, they believe in using imagination and creativity to build a future without violence.

If you are a man aged 18 to 25 and want do just that, then go ahead and design your own UNiTE campaign t-shirt! You can paint your design, draw, make a photograph or create it entirely on the computer.

All eligible entries will be posted on the website 24 to 48 hours after submission and will be available for public voting from 21 September until 21 October. The entry with the most votes will win the Public Vote Award.

The top five winners selected by a regional and global judges, along with the winner of the Public Vote will travel to New York to receive their awards and attend the UN official observance of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women at UN Headquarters on 22 November 2011.

The deadline for submissions is 21 September.

Millions of women and girls worldwide suffer some form of gender-based violence, be it domestic violence, rape, female genital mutilation/cutting, dowry-related killing, trafficking, sexual violence in conflict-related situations, or other manifestations of abuse. In fact, for women and girls 16-44 years old, gender based violence is a major cause of death and disability.

Launched in 2008, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s UNiTE to End Violence against Women campaign aims to raise public awareness and increase political will and resources for preventing and ending all forms of violence against women and girls in all parts of the world.

The campaign calls on governments, civil society, women’s organizations, men, young people, the private sector, the media and the entire UN system to join forces in addressing this global pandemic.

 

Six things you can do to End Violence Against Women and Girls:

  1. Educate yourself about the causes and consequences of violence against women and girls.
  2. Listen to girls and women you know to learn from them and their experiences.
  3. Challenge sexist language and jokes that degrade women and girls.
  4. Learn to recognize and oppose violence and harassment of women and girls in your school, community and family.
  5. Examine how your own attitudes and behavior might contribute to the problem.
  6. Support, financially or otherwise, organizations that work to provide women and girls with alternatives to violence and discontinue support to those institutions that promote


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