UN Women and Justice Rapid Response animated web feature on sexual and gender-based violence wins the prestigious Webby Award


Update: UN Women's animated web feature, Justice now: Ending impunity for sexual and gender-based violence as international crimes,  has won a Webby Award. The web feature was selected by the Academy as the 2018 Webby Award recipient under the law category for websites.

For the second year in a row, a UN Women web feature has been nominated for a Webby Award, a prestigious international award honoring excellence on the internet. UN Women’s animated web feature Justice now: Ending impunity for sexual and gender-based violence as international crimes, has been nominated under the Law category for Websites. The animated feature, produced in partnership with Justice Rapid Response, showcases the various paths to justice for women and girls disproportionately impacted by sexual and gender-based violence as international crimes, gives voice to survivors’ stories and looks at the critical role investigators play in ending impunity for sexual and gender-based violence crimes. 

UN Women’s animated web infographic, Violence against women: Facts everyone should know, was also named as an honoree under the Activism category for websites.

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.

The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences, a judging body comprised of more than 2000 leading Internet experts, business leaders and creative celebrities, chose this year’s Nominees from more than 13,000 entries globally. 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 11:59 PDT, Thursday 19 April 2018. To cast your vote, click here.

Winners will officially be announced on 24 April 2018.