Photo Competition 2019

Photo Competition 2019

In summer 2019, we annouced the opening of our second annual photo compeitition, this time under the theme of sustainable development through the lens of gender. We received almost 100 entries from over 60 organisations and individuals involved in international development in Scotland and were blown away with the calibre of entries. On 6 November, we held our very first photo exhibition and reception. You can view a summary of the day, along with photos here. We also launched a 2020 Alliance Calendar, showcasing the work of our members. 

Top Entries from 2019:

1. Photo Title: Dr Isioma Okolo, Photographer: Rod Penn

Portrait of Dr Isioma Okolo getting ready to go out and teach emergency life-saving obstetric skills to Ugandan midwives, nurses and doctors in Masaka. This project aimed to improve the reproductive health of women in Masaka by teaching emergency obstetric skills, respectful maternity care and safe referrals to Ugandan health care workers.

2. Photo Title: The Frontline, Organisation: International Justice Mission (IJM),  Photographer: Quinn Neely

Widows are on the frontlines of property battles in Uganda. An IJM baseline study conducted in Mukono Country, Uganda, revealed that nearly one in three widows is a victim of property grabbing – a crime characterised by physical force, forgery, fraud, threats, destruction and violence.

3. Photo Title:  Healthy Soils, wholesome communities, Organisation: Gaia Education/UNITAR, Photographer: May East 

This project aimed to improve sustainable food security and livelihoods of 42 vulnerable communities of Southern Bangladesh. Over four years, women participated in a series of design for sustainable settlements, permaculture, and climate change intervention courses, acquiring practical skills in composting, vermiculture, mulching, herbal pesticides, and raised-bed cultivation.

4. Photo Title: Women leading the change, Organisation: Feed the Minda, Photographer: Hannah Walters

One of the health literacy facilitators from Feed the Minds’ local partner organisation in Nepal, ETSC, sitting with the materials she had been using to teach women and adolescent girls about maternal and child health.

5. Photo Title: A hand up for farmers, Organisation: A hand up for farmers, Photographer: John Carins 

The picture portrays Mathilde Nzamwitakuze with her 8-month-old son. With funding from the Scottish Government, Opportunity International UK, with its local partner Urwego Bank works to offer farmers like Mathilde access to loans and savings account, as well as training including Life Skills and Good Agricultural Practices.


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