Call for blogs from young feminists on how they put a STOP to sexual assault

Nelly Bassily
Posted May 22, 2013 from Canada
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Hello all,

I thought I would post this call for blogs from the Young Feminist Wire on this space. If you're under the age of 30, it is a great opportunity to write a blog post or submit a video about what you are doing in your community, country or internationally to stop sexual violence and get published. The deadline for submissions is May 31st. Submissions are accepted in English, French and Spanish. Please share this call within your networks.

For more details, read the full call for blogs below:

May is Sexual Assault Awareness Month and we would like to hear about how you, young feminists from around the world, work to put an end to sexual assault in your communities, countries, and around the world.

Since the beginning of the year, the Young Feminist Wire has covered a lot of stories and analysis related to the theme of violence against women and girls. With the increase in violence against women and girls around the world and the theme of this year’s 57th Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) on Elimination and Prevention of all forms of violence against women and girls. We recently published an interview with HarrasMap, an organization working to end sexual street harassment in Cairo, Egypt, posted a news article about a young woman who ended her life after being gang raped, and published a blog written by one of our members on police violence against indigenous women in Canada. You can also read AWID’s analysis of the CSW agreed conclusion documents here.

Now, we want to hear from you! Simply tell us your story of how you have taken an initiative to raise awareness, organize a campaign, created a group, created a mural or art piece or blog, or participated in any other form of resistance to put an end to sexual assault in your schools, neighborhoods, communities, countries, or even internationally.

Submission Guidelines:

Submissions can be in written or video form.

Written submissions should be:

  • 500 words in length

  • Respond to the theme of sexual assault awareness month

  • Written by a young feminist activist (under the age of 30).

  • Clearly and accessibly written

  • Include references to concrete examples from the context of the contributor

  • Be in English, Spanish or French

If a video is submitted it should

  • Be 2-3 minutes in length

  • Be clear and comprehensible

  • Respond directly to the theme of sexual assault awareness month

  • Submitted by a young feminist activist (under the age of 30)

  • Include references to concrete examples from the context of the contributor

  • Be in English, Spanish or French

Send your submissions by email to yfa@awid.org with the title “Sexual Assault Awareness Month” in the subject line by Friday, 31st of May, 2013.

NOTE: The Young Feminist Activism team welcomes all submissions that meet the above guidelines but we may not be able to publish them all. We also reserve the right to edit written submissions for purposes of clarity.

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Mahrukh Pasha
May 23, 2013
May 23, 2013

Nelly :) thanks alot for sharing this opportunity As you told me about it to spread the message in my network I would like you to give me the link of that specific website where the opportunity is been posted

That would be great if you could send me that

Thank You Regards

Nelly Bassily
May 27, 2013
May 27, 2013

Hi Mahrukh, Thanks for your interest and for helping to spread the word. Here's the link to the website where the opportunity is posted: http://yfa.awid.org/2013/05/call-for-blogs-tell-us-how-you-put-a/ Many thanks, -Nelly

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