UNHCR held the poster exhibition “Violence is Not Always Visible” in Dnipro

On 19 January–1 February 2017 at the Museum of Ukrainian of Ukrainian Painting in Dnipro the poster exhibition “Violence is Not Always Visible” was displayed. The exhibition was organized by UNHCR as a part of the global 16 Days of Activism against GBV campaign.  


All posters were prepared as part of a student contest to raise awareness about the issue of SGBV and its prevalence. 50 submissions from students of the five eastern regions of Ukraine were received (Dnipropetrovsk, Zaporizhzhia, Donetsk, Luhansk and Kharkiv regions). A panel of artists, gender-experts, and UNHCR staff have selected 3 works as deserving of special recognition for their visual appeal and adherence to the contest theme.

At the Exhibition Opening winners were awarded:

1 place – Bugaichenko Alina, Kharkiv National University of radioelectronics.

2 place – Boiko Anastasia, Donetsk National University named after V. Stus

3 place – Kasian Maksym, Zaporizhzhia National University

Prizes for the winners were provided by “Comfy” and NGO Foundation “Souspilnist”.

Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (SGBV) is one of the most prevalent and under-reported human rights violations across the world. It is reported that every third woman has experienced some form of physical or sexual violence in her life. Sexual and physical violence against men and boys also remains a hidden issue globally. SGBV is widespread but rarely visible.