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The 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence is an annual international campaign that kicks off on 25 November the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women and runs until 10 December Human Rights Day. The theme for this year’s commemoration is “Orange the world: End violence against women now!”

As part of the activities marking the global campaign, UNFPA The Gambia is calling for submission of photos for its maiden “Flash for Change” photo challenge on Gender-Based Violence.

The photo challenge seeks to promote the use of artistic expressions through photography to showcase the impact of GBV on survivors, their families and their communities. The challenge is open to young photographers between 15 to 35 years in The Gambia. Each participating photographer is expected to submit a creative photo story of 5 – 10 high resolution images with descriptions of each photo to convey the photographer’s perspective on GBV and how it is being communicated with every photo.

Photographers with the top three submissions stand a chance to win the following cash prizes:

  • First Prize: D25,000.00
  • Second Prize: D15,000.00
  • Third Prize: D10,000.00

These top submissions will also be featured in a photo book on GBV and on UNFPA The Gambia’s digital platforms. 

After the 16 Days of Activism, a photo exhibition will be organised where the winning entries will be displayed at an engagement with law and policy makers on ways of sustaining current investments made to prevent and respond to GBV in The Gambia.



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Haddy Jonga