UN Women’s texting video series nominated for a Webby Award

This is the third Webby nomination for UN Women

Date: Tuesday, April 9, 2019

For three years in a row, UN Women has been nominated for a Webby Award, a prestigious international award honouring excellence on the Internet. UN Women’s “Changing the narrative – texting video series to end violence against women” has been nominated under the “Public Service & Activism” category for Social Media. The series includes four videos that use text messaging to show the power of words to end or perpetuate the cycle of violence against women. From supporting survivors and encouraging them to seek help, to speaking up instead of being a silent bystander, the videos feature four different scenarios with the same message that everybody has a role to play when it comes to ending gender-based violence – no matter how small it may seem.

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Dubbed as the Oscars for the web, the Webby Awards honour the best of the Internet every year. In 2017, UN Women’s timeline, Women’s Footprint in History was a Webby Award Recipient in the Activism category. In 2018, UN Women’s animated web feature, Justice now: Ending impunity for sexual and gender-based violence as international crimes, won a Webby Award.

The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences, comprised of leading Internet experts and technology innovators, chose this year’s Nominees from more than 13,000 entries from 70 countries worldwide.

Every year, two awards are given per category: The Webby Award selected by the Academy and a People’s Voice Webby voted on by the public.

Voting for The Webby People’s Voice Awards is open until Thursday, 18 April. To cast your vote, click here.

Winners will officially be announced on 23 April 2019.