The Student from Department of Design in Lutsk NTU is a Contestant for the Best Print of a T-Shirt

The Student from Department of Design in Lutsk NTU is a Contestant for the Best Print of a T-Shirt

United Nations Population Fund in Ukraine - UNFPA has held an interesting contest 'Break the Circle' for those who do not want to be silent about violence against women and want to support a wave of protest against it.

The organizers suggested their vision on the concept of 'Break the Circle of Violence'. Their ititiative is to work out t-shirts with prints everybody would like to wear. 'Break the Circle' means asking for help when it is needed. You shouldn't be ashamed and afraid of asking for help. A majority is reluctant to do it, though.

UNFPA project 'An Integrated Response to Solving Violence Against Women and Girls in Ukraine' aims at supporting the process of strengthening national mechanisms for preventing and responding to gender-based violence. The project is being implemented in 10 regions of Ukraine. The project is focused on strengthening the national warning and response system at national and regional levels. It will ensure that most people, affected by gender-based violence, can find help and access to quality services, with particular attention to the needs of victims. The project is funded by the Government of the United Kingdom.

The third-year student of Department of Design, Group D-31, Viktoria Rainysh has developed two prints for this competition under the guidance of Anna Didukh. Using a t-shirt as a canvas of different colors, she illustrated her vision of the 'Break the Circle' concept. It is designed in such a way that every person, regardless of gender and age, could wear this t-shirt and by this was able to declare his or her position on violence, and encourage others to speak out.

Anna Didukh, assistant at the Department of Design;

Anna Verbytska (translation), the International Relations Office.