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UN Women Launches Drawing Contest for Action on Gender Equality

Written by FDM

UN Women and several countries and organizations are organizing a comic and drawing contest to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action on Gender Equality. Young people under 28 are called upon to contribute.

To recall the importance of the 1995 Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, 25 years later, UN Women in collaboration with the European Commission, the governments of Belgium,
France, Mexico, and Cartooning for Peace have decided to launch a worldwide comic and drawing competition. The submission deadline has been set for March 14, 2021.

This competition under the theme “Generation Equality – Imagine it! Calls on young people around the world, aged 18-28, to share their views on gender equality in areas ranging from sharing unpaid care and domestic work to fighting to end sexual harassment and all forms of violence against women and girls, said UN Women in a statement.

Among the members of the jury are the Mexican designer Boligán and the French designer Adène. They will sit alongside high-level representatives of the competition’s partners, including Belgian Prime Minister Alexander De Croo and UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, who will also be on the jury.

Three finalists will be selected and rewarded and will be invited to participate virtually, pandemic obliges, in the opening ceremony of the Generation Equality Forum in Paris.