Gender inequality has been ingrained in society for as long as we can remember. Even though we’ve come a long way, both men and women still fight for equal rights in everyday activities, including education, employment, fair pay and biased laws.
The UN Women – in collaboration with the European Commission – recently held a comic competition in which participants depicted what gender inequality meant to them. Students from all over the world sent in their entries portraying the struggle aptly through their illustrations. Here are illustrations by the 12 finalists and winners which prompt you to ask the question – are men and women really equal?
Emilio Morales Ruiz – Spain
David Ibanes Bordallo – Spain
Samuel Akinfenwa Onwusa – Spain
Aleksi Siirtola – Finland
Agata Hop – Poland
Aitor Lopez Gracia – Spain
Joanna Grochulska – Poland
Clara Mar Hernandez Lopez – Spain
Lawrence Herfs – Netherlands
Ogla Schikunov – Germany
Jakub Topor – PolandMariola Stachnik – Poland