"Women Empowerment" Cartoon Competition


“Women Empowerment” has become a significant topic of discussion in development and economics. Your aim is to highlight this important issue in a cartoon using either the topic of Child Marriage or Domestic Violence.

Jury Panel

Laila Baker

Ms. Laila Baker comes from a background in family health policy from Cardiff University and 25 years of international experience in both humanitarian and development settings with a focus on the Arab region. She has served with a number of international agencies that support sexual and reproductive health and rights programs globally.

Leana Islam

Leana Islam is the Emergency Youth Officer at UNFPA in Jordan, where she has worked with Syrian refugee youth in camps and host communities since September 2014, building programmes around sexual and reproductive health rights for adolescents and youth. Prior to her work with UNFPA, Ms. Islam was the Gender Specialist for the UNHCR Office of the Regional Director of the MENA Bureau, Amman, where she was part of a research team conducting a study on Syrian refugee mothers and children.

Mary Nazzal-Batayneh

Mary Nazzal-Batayneh is a barrister (lawyer) and social justice activist. She has been chosen as one of Forbes Most Powerful Arab women for several consecutive years. Mary was also chosen by the World Economic Forum as a Young Global Leader. Global Leaders are chosen based on the commitment of their time and talent towards making the world a better place. Mary is also the founder of Landmark Hotels and the Palestine Legal Aid Fund.

Bryn Boyce

Bryn Boyce is the Deputy Director of Programs at the International Rescue Committee, and has been living and working in Jordan since 2015. He has a background in International Law and Forced Migration and has worked with refugees, internally displaced populations and host communities in Africa, Asia and the Middle East. Though he is much less artistically talented than his two year old daughter, Bryn is an avid cartoon enthusiast and connoisseur.