In Brief

Young people from the Caribbean are asked to submit videos in order to raise awareness about and demand an end to gender-based violence.

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November 25 marks the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, and also the submission deadline for a contest that mobilizes young people to raise awareness about violence against women and girls.

Targeting persons aged 15-34, the contest, sponsored by the United Nations Development Programme and Youth-In, is open to both amateur and professional disc and video jockeys that are citizens or residents of CARICOM (Caribbean Community) and associate states. Entrants are asked to upload their videos to YouTube, which may include animation, text, music, images, photos, to create a 5 minute presentation that calls attention to and demands an end to gender-based violence. An award ceremony will take place in January, with Apple MacBook Pro computers to be awarded to first and second prize winners.

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