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Picturing freedom: UN Human Rights Office announces Pakistani young girl as winner of children’s poster competition

GENEVA (11 March 2016) –The UN Human Rights Office has today announced the two winners of a poster contest for children to illustrate what freedom means to them.  

The competition was organized as part of a year-long campaign by the Office to mark the 50th anniversary of two core human rights treaties, the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.   

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When women and girls are not born with labels, why should they be labelled and teased?
Labelling and teasing, if unwelcome, may be regarded as harassment, humiliation or bullying.

UN Women’s 'Stop labelling women - freeze the tease’ initiative is a simple yet powerful one that aims to send out a message to stop labelling women with a negative, sexual or outcast status and casually write them off.
Launched on International Women’s Days, 8th March 2016, 8 Pakistani women were asked “How are you labeled?” and “Who you really are?”

The campaign, created together with Ali Gul Pir (a Pakistani entertainer, rapper, comedian and writer) and www.bensound.com, encourages women and girls to share their #LabelvsYou struggle and urges people to stop, think and end the culture of teasing and offensive labelling.