Generation Equality Asia Pacific Design Challenge

UN Women in Asia and the Pacific and WDO launched a World Design Challenge to create a global mobilization of design professionals in an effort to brainstorm, research and ideate innovative solutions to the egregious reality of violence against women and girls (VAWG).

Violence against women is learned, and can therefore be unlearned or prevented entirely. Focused on the Asia Pacific region, this World Design Challenge took place over 12 days from 10 – 21 August 2020 and brought together volunteer workgroups from around the globe who worked remotely to address the most urgent factors of this issue.

Design Challenge Report

This virtual design challenge brought together 112 participants from various countries and disciplines, and produced an array of inspired and inclusive design solutions to help fight VAWG globally. Read more about this initiative in our Design Challenge Report.

World Design Talk

As part of the United Nations 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence, World Design Organization (WDO), in collaboration with UN Women Asia and the Pacific hosted a virtual World Design Talk on 9 December 2020. With the goal of stimulating open dialogue around the value of design on the issue of VAWG, this event showcased the work being done around the world by designers, activists and innovators to end gender-based violence and injustice.