The works that were awarded in the Gender Equality International Cartoon Competition organized by Izmir Metropolitan Municipality and ranked in the top 100 were dressed in ESHOT buses. Each cartoon is aimed at raising social awareness through buses serving different lines.
62 illustrators from 549 countries participated in the Gender Equality International Cartoon Contest organized by Izmir Metropolitan Municipality, with a total of 672 works. In the competition where Seyran Caferli from Azerbaijan won the first prize; second prize from the Swiss Ernst Mattiello, had received the third prize from Turkey Halit Freed aytoslu. Luc Vernimmen from Belgium, Abdul Arif from Indonesia and Galym Boranbayev from Kazakhstan were awarded honorable mentions.
İzmir Metropolitan Municipality, which has the title of “Women Friendly City” since 2010 within the framework of the United Nations Joint Program on the Protection and Promotion of Human Rights of Women and Girls, has decided to exhibit these cartoons in different channels. The works ranked in the top 100 in the competition were dressed on ESHOT buses accordingly. It is aimed to increase awareness on gender equality by means of buses serving on busy lines.