Global Essay Contest

Global Essay Contest – World Youth Movement for Democracy

World Youth Movement for Democracy 6th Annual Global Essay Contest! (Deadline: September 15)

 Submit your essay on democracy, and get your free ticket to the world’s largest gathering of democracy and human rights activists in Jakarta, Indonesia, in 2010! The World Youth Movement for Democracy, a youth network of the World Movement for Democracy, is pleased to announce the launch of its Global Essay Contest. Fifteen winners (3 in each region: Asia, Central/Eastern Europe & Eurasia, Middle East & North Africa, Latin America & Caribbean, and Sub-Saharan Africa) will be invited to participate in the upcoming 6th Assembly of the World Movement for Democracy in Jakarta, Indonesia, in April 2010.

 Essays are required to address one or more of the following questions:

 1.         What democratic spaces exist for young people in your society? What do you see as democratic values in your  society? How do you engage with them?

 2.         How can democracy help address your personal and social concerns (poverty, access to education, pandemics, inequality etc.)? How do you and others in your community address these concerns?

 3.         Describe and explain how a specific event or instance changed your perception of democracy.


 Please submit your essay by 15 September 2009 via email attachment as a Word document or a PDF. Please make sure to clearly designate, in the body of your email, your full name, age, gender, physical address, and phone number, to the relevant regional email address listed below. Essays can be submitted in Arabic, English, French, Portuguese, Russian, or Spanish, and the essay must be no more than 2,000 words. Authors must be between 18 and 30 years old.*

Courtesy : Behram Pastakia

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