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To End Female Genital Mutilation Campaign (deadline: 12-Nov-21)

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Posted October 31, 2021 from Brazil
Expired on November 16, 2021
To End Female Genital Mutilation Campaign 2021 logo
To End Female Genital Mutilation Campaign 2021 logo

Are you a Creative Artist aged 18 - 35 of African origin and living in Africa?
If yes, here is an opportunity to use your art to contribute to the elimination of Female Genital Mutilation.

YouthHubAfrica in partnership with the African Youth Commission with support from the UNFPA-UNICEF Joint Programme on the Elimination of Female Genital Mutilation is launching a call for entries for a visual and storytelling competition on the nexus of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) and Gender Based Violence (GBV).

Female Genital Mutilation is a human rights violation, a form of Gender Based Violence and a public health challenge. It is mostly carried out on girls between infancy and age 15, though women are also subjected to the practice. Often undertaken as a cultural / traditional right of passage, FGM has no health benefits and deprives girls and women the right to control their sexuality.

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The Call is open to:
1. Young Africans aged 18 - 35.
2. Young people across all African countries.

Young girls and persons living with disabilities are strongly encouraged to participate.

Acceptable Categories
> Video entries:
• short movies, vlogs, mini documentaries, etc.
• 5 minutes maximum length.
> Audio entries:
• pieces of original music, poetry, narrative or speech, etc.
• 5 minutes maximum length.
> Digital art or infographic images:
• drawings, animations, comics, photos, posters, collages etc.
> Text:
• prose, blogs, poetry, reports etc.
• maximum of 1,500 words.

This competition is an activity on the Strengthening Youth Advocacies to End Female Genital Mutilation in Africa project and it targets young creatives, bloggers, artistes and storytellers on the continent to use their existing platforms and expressions to advocate for the elimination of FGM in Africa.

Applications deadline: 12 November 2021.

For more information please visit
https://youthendfgm.org/visual-and-story-telling/

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Ana Isabel Paraguay
Oct 31, 2021
Oct 31, 2021

Friendly reminders:
1. Find and analyze open and closed grants opportunities that interest you. Try to discover:
• what they have in common, and
• how you can think ahead / plan to apply = increase your chances of success!
2. Gather or update paperwork (certificates, attests, statements, resumes, etc.) and information usually required by calls such this one;
3. Write - baby steps... - and discuss a project draft, to validate within your group the priorities of the proposal(s) and to train your grant writing skills as well;
4. Do not wait to find a call and then start writing your proposal / project. Start NOW!
5. Do visit regularly the World Pulse website to make customized searches for grant opportunities. How?
a) Click on the Menu (left upper corner);
b) Type the name of your country in the search area (blank space); click enter;
c) Click on Filters;
d) Click on Resource;
e) Browse the results (opportunities) that will show up, by chronological order of posting;
6. Spread the word about your failures and achievements in grant requests. Yes, tell these stories too... They will enlighten and inspire your network;
7. Share the opportunities that do not apply to you but can interest others;
8. Instead of copying this posting in order to share it, please forward the link of this page. Hence more people will get to know World Pulse, this website and/or its Resource section.
Best regards,
Ana Isabel

Jill Langhus
Nov 01, 2021
Nov 01, 2021

Thanks, Ana.