Award Winner: Lizzie Sadin, Slavery and Trafficking of Women
After a devastating earthquake that killed 9,000 people and displaced 650,000 others in 2015, the daily life of many Nepalese was shattered. Unemployment and the extremely precarious living conditions have given rise to more and more traffickers every day.
To Lizzie Sadin, this trafficking, based on the sale and forced prostitution of women and girls by “friends” or even family members, is carried out not just for economic reasons, but also for cultural reasons. It affects a woman’s fundamental rights: the right to get a proper education, the right to control her own destiny, the right to live without fear of acts of physical or psychological violence inflicted by her own husband, the right not to be sold …An entire belief system that needs reversing: one that, in Nepal, defines women as being inferior to men.
In 2009, the Fondation Carmignac established the Carmignac Photojournalism Award with the aim of funding the production each year of a journalistic and investigative photo reportage on human rights violations in the world. Selected by an international jury, the winner receives 50,000 euros, enabling him or her to carry out an in-depth reportage in the field with the support of the Fondation Carmignac, which, after his or her return, funds a travelling exhibition and the publication of a monograph.
Read more at www.fondation-carmignac.com
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