Opening of the exhibition of winning drawings in the International Drawing Competition on Gender
Today an exhibition of the winning drawings in the Drawing Competition on Gender Equality is being opened in Brussels. This competition calls on children all over the world to express their vision of gender equality. The purpose is to increase awareness of gender issues among children all over the world. Approximately 50,000 children from 61 countries were involved in this year's competition. 14 final winners have been selected.
Five of the winning children are invited to participate at the opening ceremony –winners from Algeria, Bolivia, Cambodia, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and Kenya. The exhibition will display the 14 drawings of the winners as well as 50 drawings from all of the participating countries that were part of the finalists.
This competition is open to all children between 8-10 years old, living and attending school in one of the seven following regions: Africa, Asia, Caribbean and Pacific, Latin America, Mediterranean and Middle East and other European Countries including the Eastern Neighbours of the EU.
The exhibition will take place at the Musée des Enfants in Brussels and will run from 8 to 26 November, the day after the International Day for the Elimination of the Violence against Women 2010.