Campaign Background

We have received more than 2,700 ads, from 40 countries saying No to Violence Against Women.

Over 120,000 people cast their votes in the First Prize and the winner the selected by the Jury is Trine Sejthen for her ad ”Violence is not always visible”

The competition is an initiative of the United Nations Regional Informational Centre for Western Europe UNRIC, and UN Women, the new UN Entity for Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment.

Afsané Bassir-Pour, the Director of UNRIC, praised the enthusiasm with which Europeans joined the competition saying “our aim was to raise awareness on this issue, help break the taboo, and to do this by reaching out to the European creative community. A picture, as they say, is worth a thousand words. So thank you Europeans.”