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The Communications X-Change Awards

A global competition designed to exchange information on what works to end violence against women and girls. All communications materials submitted to the competition are evaluated and shared within the community.

Submissions to the 2016 Communications Awards contest must be made by January 31st, 2017. A panel of experts will select the winners and three separate awards will be given for a total of $9,000 in potential prize money.


Amy bank
Amy Bank Co-Founder and Senior Advisor, Puntos de Encuentro-Nicaragua
J libby hawk
Joan Libby-Hawk Consultant, Libby-Hawk Associates
Kalliopi Mingeirou Chief of the Ending Violence Against Women Section, UN Women
Oswaldo Montoya Global Coordinator, MenEngage
Sonali khan
Sonali Khan Vice President and Country Director-India, Breakthrough
Yegi square
Yeganeh Salehi-Rezaian Journalist and Former Knapp Global Women's Fellow

2017 Awards

Public Service Announcement: “Active Bystander”

UN Women’s Public Service Announcement ‘Active Bystander’.

The PSA video “Active bystander” uses different technologies to increase the outreach and make the piece more attractive to different public. The video encourages the viewer to choose who will be an active bystander.

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Stopping Violence Before it Starts

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Stopping Violence Before it Starts

This film was produced as an advocacy and education tool to explain the elements of violence prevention, why it’s important, and what works to stop violence before it starts.

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The Sexual Assault Awareness Month Toolkit

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Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) Action Kit

This resource raises public awareness about sexual violence and educates communities on how to prevent it during Sexual Assault Awareness Month.

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