White Ribbon Alliance

Jo-Vestey

White Ribbon Alliance champion wins award

November 28, 2013
Congratulations to Jo Vestey, White Ribbon Alliance champion for her International Photography Award.   Jo Vestey MA is an Oxford based photographer. She has worked with a number of charities, including White Ribbon Alliance.   Jo photographed the ‘Dreams for my Daughter’ exhibition, launched in 2011 for International Women’s Day. It is a unique collection of photographs and writings inspired by Hadhya Yahya Mohammed Al-Zawm, a young woman from Yemen where White Ribbon Alliance is campaigning for a legal minimum age for marriage. In a speech she gave at an event hosted by White Ribbon Alliance’s Global Patron Sarah Brown, Hadhya said her mother had a dream for her – not to be married at nine as she had been, and to get an education. The White Ribbon Alliance gathered dreams from supporters around the world and shared them in many countries, helping to press political leaders to keep their promises to end the needless deaths of women and newborns in childbirth. To view the photos click here Joanna Vestey was awarded 3rd place in the IPA Portrait category, featuring Dame Vivienne Westwood. To view the winning photos, click here