THE THEME OF THE 8TH EDITION OF THE CARMIGNAC PHOTOJOURNALISM AWARD IS SLAVERY AND THE TRAFFICKING OF WOMEN
Deadline for Submission of Proposals: Sunday 16th October 2016 at midnight (GMT)
The 8th edition of the Carmignac photojournalism Award is devoted to modern day slavery and its incidence amongst women.
The International Labour Organisation (ILO) estimates that there are more than 2.5 million victims of modern day slavery, and women make up the majority of this number. According to Amnesty International, women represent 80% of the victims of human trafficking, of whom nearly 50% are minors. The types of exploitation are numerous: sexual, forced labour, domestic slavery…
Women are all the more vulnerable in situations where they have little protection. The countries of South and South-East Asia as well as those of Central Europe and the ex-USSR are the principal purveyors of these modernday slaves. Although abduction is the most common route into slavery, women are also sold by their own families or entrapped into joining the networks of traffickers.
Armed conflicts exacerbate discriminatory and violent behaviour towards women. In Lebanon, Jordan and Turkey, numerous camps of Syrian refugees have emerged. These refugees provide easy prey for networks on the lookout for ‘merchandise’. In Nigeria, in the Darfur region of western Sudan and in the Democratic Republic of Congo, women and girls are subject to abductions carried out to provide their kidnappers with sexual or domestic slaves.
Chaired by Monique Vila, Founder of Trust Women, the 8th edition of the Carmignac photojournalism Award aims to make visible these forms of modern day slavery, by supporting a project with the potential to become a tool for reflection and concrete change in the fight against the trafficking of women.
The panel comprises:
The pre-selection jury, whose task is to shortlist 12 to 15 submissions from all applications received, consists of :