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4th Human Rights Youth Challenge

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Posted April 13, 2021 from Brazil
Expires on May 30, 2021
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The 4th Human Rights Youth Challenge is organized by the Special Rapporteur on the human rights to safe drinking water and sanitation, it is an opportunity for youth to show knowledge, understanding and passion about the human rights to water and sanitation.

The Special Rapporteur on the human rights to safe drinking water and sanitation– together with the Permanent Mission of Spain, the Permanent Mission of Germany, UNESCO-IHP, UNEP, UN-Water and the Special Rapporteur on human rights and the environment, Mr. David Boyd – invites youth ages between 16 to 24 to produce a video on “the impact of climate change on the human rights to drinking water and sanitation”.

The Special Rapporteur looks forward to hearing from youth and from their perspective and their thoughts on how climate change impact the drinking water, water used for personal and domestic purpose as well as sanitation facilities including sewerage network, toilet and shower facilities, hygiene products, among others.

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The water and sanitation sector is in need of new ideas on how to raise awareness that access to water and sanitation are human rights.

Youth, with their creativity and different ways of thinking and expressing, can contribute to bringing innovation to this sector and advancing a much needed paradigm shift from the traditional focus on infrastructure, technology and finance to one with people at the centre.

Eligibility Criteria:
1. Youth aged between 16 -24 are invited to produce a video (2-5 minutes) on climate change and human rights to water and sanitation.
2. Any language with subtitles in English, French, or Spanish.

The deadline for submission is 31 May 2021.

More information on the challenge is available in English, Français, Español.

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Ana Isabel Paraguay
Apr 13
Apr 13

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2. Prepare/update paperwork (certificates and attests 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;
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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;
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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 Resources section!
Ana Isabel

Jill Langhus
Apr 14
Apr 14

Thanks, Ana.