Mar 11, 2012

Poster for tomorrow 2012: Gender Equality Now!

Poster for tomorrow 2012: Gender Equality Now!

On March 8th 2012, that is Woman’s Day, poster for tomorrow launches its call for entries for its 2012 edition: Gender Equality Now!
The brief is available to download here

Every year poster for tomorrow chooses a basic human right to draw attention to. The global design community is then invited to make posters on this theme that are exhibited around the world on International Human Rights Day, December 10th.

Why have we chosen Gender Equality as the topic of the 2012 edition?

The condition of women has undergone undeniable improvements during the last century. But these improvements haven’t happened everywhere and even where they have been the strongest, well, they are far from being strong enough.
Gender inequality still lingers unchallenged: it’s one of those things that are hard to see precisely because they are right in front of our eyes.

That’s why we ask all of you to see beyond the status quo and imagine a different future. We need gender equality now, because more opportunities for women are more opportunities for us all.
Poster for tomorrow is also proud to announce that the topic has attracted the interest of leading female figures such as Michelle Bachelet, former President of Chile and Executive Director of UN Women, and Irina Bokova, Director General of UNESCO, who are now in poster for tomorrow’s sponsorship committee.

Gender Equality Now!
“As long as girls and women are valued less, fed less, fed last, overworked, underpaid, not schooled and subjected to violence in and out of their homes - the potential of the human family to create a peaceful, prosperous world will not be realised.”
Hilary Clinton, at the UN 4th World Conference on Women, Beijing, China, 1995.

Asking for gender equality isn’t asking for much - simply that women are given the same opportunities as men and enjoy the right to live without fear of exploitation and discrimination. We need gender equality now for a better world for all of us.

The Competition
The poster competition is open from March 8th until July 10th 2012, and, as ever, it’s free to enter. All you have to do is create a poster then upload it on the poster for tomorrow website. The best posters as selected by jury of graphic designers will be published in a book and exhibited around the world on a day for tomorrow, December 10th.
The jury members of this current edition are:
Majid Abbasi (Iran), Cristina Chiappini (Italy), Gitte Just (Denmark), Maria Kurpik (Poland), Alain Le Quernec (France), Malte Martin (France), Leila Musfy Awad (Lebanon), Carolina Rojas (Colombia), Serge Serov (Russia), Paula Troxler (Switzerland), Rene Wanner (Switzerland) and Guy Schockaert (Belgium) as moderator.
The brief is available to download here

About poster for tomorrow
poster for tomorrow is an independent, non-profit international project whose goal is to encourage people, both in and outside the design community, to make posters to stimulate debate on issues that affect us all. In our previous three editions we have received over 6,000 posters from 88 countries and hosted more than 100 exhibitions in 5 continents.

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