Unlocking victims


Every year 60,000,000 women are forced to marry. The United Nations Association of Germany wants to help the victims and make this invisible crime visible.


On a bridge full of “love padlocks” we put up 3,500 padlocks representing women trapped in a forced marriage. Via a QR Code on each lock people donated and received a number code to open the lock and free a woman – at the same time spreading the word with social media functions.


In three days: Almost all locks were opened and donations for the UN trust fund to end violence against women went up by 279%. Also 570,000 people got involved on social media channels and media reach came to a total of 5.3 million.

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