Calling all Creatives! International Campaign Against Slavery

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Somaliland sun -The Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization- UNPO is launching an exciting new competition, in which we will give you the opportunity to design our new official International Campaign Against Slavery- iCAS logo!

UNPO launched iCAS in Nouakchott, Mauritania, by convening a high-level conference on the topic of contemporary slavery, bringing together politicians, civil society activists, partner organizations, academics and press.

We are looking for an original design that stresses hope, freedom, international cooperation and solidarity. The winning entry will be used as iCAS’s official logo, on our website, social media, and all publicity materials. The winner will also receive one of our official tote bags and a CD of music from minority cultures around the world.

The competition is open to everyone: the only requirement is that your design be entirely your own work – so get creative!

Simply submit your design, in a high-resolution .jpeg format, to unpo.brussels@unpo.org  before the end of September 2015!

For any queries about the competition, have a look at our website.

iCAS is UNPO’s International Campaign Against Slavery. It was launched in 2014 to increase awareness about the topic of contemporary slavery: its roots, its causes, its forms, its victims, its consequences, those who fight against it and the way forward to abolish it.

Our mailing address is:

UNPO

Avenue Louise 52

Brussels 1050 Belgium

 

About iCAS

The International Campaign Against Slavery (iCAS) was launched on 29 January 2014 in Nouakchott, Mauritania, by the Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization (UNPO). On this occasion, a high-level conference was convened on the topic of contemporary slavery, bringing together politicians, civil society activists, partner organizations, academics and press.

Help stop modern Slavery especially in North africaUNPO’s aim, in coordination with citizens worldwide, is to demand the United Nations General Assembly for a strong and committed step towards ending the practice of slavery (and all its contemporary forms, such as forced labour and human trafficking), going further than the existing conventions, which have not been enforced.

Slavery is often erroneously believed to be a practice of the past, while, in fact, there are still an estimated number of 29.8 million enslaved people around the world. Therefore, the iCAS campaign also seeks to increase awareness about the topic of contemporary slavery: its roots, causes, forms, victims, consequences, and the ways forward to abolish it.

UNPO draws its strength in large part from its experience working with its Haratin member in Mauritania – the country with the highest proportion of slaves in the world – and with IRA (Initiative for the Resurgence of the Abolitionist movement), whose leader, Biram Dah Abeid, was awarded both the United Nations Human Rights Prize and the Front Line Defenders Award for human rights defenders at risk in 2013, in recognition of his efforts to end slavery in Mauritania.

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