UN Women and the European Commission, together with Belgium, France and Mexico and in partnership with Cartooning for Peace, have organised a global comic and cartoon competition to mark the 25th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action. This document aims to remove the systemic barriers that hold women back from equal participation in all areas of life.
To mark this anniversary, UN Women has also launched a multigenerational campaign `Generation Equality: Realizing women’s rights for an equal future`, and will be convening a global gathering for gender equality, the Generation Equality Forum, that will kick-off in Mexico City at the end of March 2021 and culminate in Paris, France, in early June 2021.
The competition is open to young people between the ages of 18 and 28, who believe in gender equality and want to express their vision of a gender-equal generation in a drawing.
The first-, second-, and third-prize winners will be awarded €1,200, €750 and €500 respectively. They will also get the chance to attend the virtual opening of the Forum in Paris. In addition, an exhibition with the cartoons from all finalists will take place during the Generation Equality Forum in Paris. The winners` work will also be featured on several platforms, such as the website of Cartooning for Peace and other official partners` websites/ social media channels.
The submission deadline is 14 March 2021.
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