In 2011 we reached out for the second time to creative Europeans and asked them to contribute to the fight to eliminate Violence against Women. The aim of the competition was to increase awareness of a problem that affects one out of every three women worldwide.
Designers from Denmark, Kosovo and France won the top three prizes in the competition. The first prize went to Danish designer Trine Sejthen for Violence is not always visible.
The first prize, 5,000 Euros was given to Ms. Sejthen at a ceremony in Madrid on 25 November, the International for the elimination of violence against women by Her Majesty Queen Sofia of Spain, and organized by the Caixa Forum who donated the prize. Create4theUN - Say No to Violence Against Women
Treat me like a woman by artist Gjoke Gojani from Kosovo won the public vote prize, in which over 120,000 votes were cast.
Words by Raphaelle Moreau of France won the youth prize for participants under 25. The youth prize winner was selected by Fabrica, the Benetton Group´s communications research centre.
The awards were announced at a ceremony in Brussels which also marked the opening of an exhibition of the works of the 30 finalists at the Harlan Levy Projects Gallery. The exhibition in Brussels was the first of many in Europe, including displays in Copenhagen, Paris, Moscow, Prague and Kiev.