UN Women hosts comic competition focused on gender equality

Taking on the issue of gender equality, a United Nations organization has launched a competition intended to spotlight women's rights through comics.

Organized by UN Women, with the help of the European Commission, the Belgian Development Cooperation and UNRIC, Gender Equality: Picture It! is open to residents of the European Union ages 18 to 28. "Show us what comes to your mind when you reflect on women's rights and empowerment and on the relationship between women and men," the website states.

The wordless comic or cartoon is due by April 20.

First prize is 1,000 EUR; the five finalists will receive free travel to Brussels for the competition's award ceremony later this year. All finalists and semi-finalists will have their work published by UN Women, and also be in consideration for a future exhibition.

For more details, visit the competition website.

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