At 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.
The Brussels based United Nations Regional Information Centre for Western Europe - UNRIC provides information on UN activities to the countries of the region. It also provides liaison with institutions of the European Union in the field of information. Its outreach activities extend to all segments of society and joint campaigns, projects and events are organized with partners including the EU, governments, the media, NGOs, schools and local authorities.
United Nations Regional Information Centre for Western Europe (UNRIC Brussels)
Residence Palace, Rue de la Loi/Wetstraat 155, Block C2,7th and 8th floor, Brussels 1040, Belgium
Tel.: +32 2 788 8484 / Fax: 32 2 788 8485