Contest highlights cartoons on gender equality [Nigeria]

Cartoonists ages 18 to 28 can enter this competition.

The Delegation of the European Union to Nigeria and the UN Women/Nigeria Country Office organize the “Gender equality: picture it,” a contest that is part of the UN Women Campaign “Empowering women – Empowering humanity” and the EU Gender Action.

Entries should illustrate one or more issues from 12 core areas: women and the environment; women and poverty; women’s human rights; women in power and decision-making; women and the economy; violence against women; women and health; education and training of women; women and armed conflict; women and the media; the girl child; and institutional mechanisms for the advancement of women.

The first, second and third place winners will receive EUR1,000 (US$1,201), EUR500 (US$600) and EUR200 (US$240), respectively. The five finalists will also be invited to the award ceremony in November in Abuja. All expenses will be covered.

The deadline is Sept. 18.

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