16 Days of Activism against gender-based violence

For the 16 Days of Activism, IWSAW in partnership with ESCWA, ABAAD, and UN Women promoted awareness against gender-based violence, through an online video competition which invited Arab youth to create a short innovative, creative, and regionally relevant video to show their solidarity with the 16 days of activism campaign.

We are proud to announce that the winner of the online video competition is Kourken Papazian, a first year student in TV/Film at LAU, who produced a creative 30 second video entitled ‘Covering up’.

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Papazian’s message is simple and straight forward: “By covering their bruises, women are keeping the issue taboo. They are hiding it, while reporting violence is the only way to stop it.”