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About the Contest

The Women’s Refugee Commission invites you to join us in celebrating safe livelihoods, by sharing your best photos of women from around the world, working safely and securely in refugee or displacement settings. We want to reinforce the idea that the only appropriate “women’s work” is safe work – through your creative vision.

So send us your best photo or photos (up to five) that best depict women being empowered through safe work.

Our expert jury (see below) will select four finalists from the submissions. These four finalists will receive nifty prizes as well as have their photos featured on the Women's Refugee Commission website's. Then, our online community will vote on these finalists to determine the Community Choice winner.

So go ahead, get voting!Vote for a Photo

About the Jury

Peter Biro's profile photo

Peter Biro

Peter is the senior communications officer for the International Rescue Committee (IRC). Peter reports on the IRC’s humanitarian aid programs, which has taken him to Afghanistan, Chad, Congo, Indonesia, Liberia, Nepal, Pakistan, Somalia and Sudan, among other countries. Several news outlets, including CNN, BBC, The Huffington Post, Reuters and Slate have published his articles, photographs and blog posts.

Alissa Everett's profile photo

Alissa Everett

Alissa is an American photojournalist known for creating beautiful images in the world's most troubled areas, focusing on the humanity and dignity of people worldwide. Alissa's photography has featured in many international magazines and publications, including TIME, Stern, Reuters, Sunday Times of London, San Francisco Chronicle, Popular Photography, Islands and Traveler Overseas magazines. Alissa is founder of Care Through Action, a nonprofit organization that raises awareness and funds for victims of human rights abuses worldwide through documentary photography.

Mendy Marsh's profile photo

Mendy Marsh

Mendy’s career in the development field started over 14 years ago. During this time she has worked primarily on reproductive health, HIV/AIDS and gender-based violence (GBV). She has worked on GBV in conflict and other disaster-affected countries in Asia and Africa. As GBV specialist in emergencies at UNICEF, she is responsible for providing UNICEF headquarters, regional offices and country offices with direct technical support on GBV in emergencies to ensure that UNICEF programs are in place to prevent and respond to GBV and also to ensure that appropriate coordination mechanisms are in place.

Mendy has a Master’s in Public Health and a Master’s in Social Work from Columbia University in New York.

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