Call for entries: #Blog4Dev – Ethiopians, Sudanese and South Sudanese, What will it take to promote gender equity and end gender based violence in your country?

This year, the World Bank wants to have your thoughts on Promoting Gender Equity and Ending Gender-Based Violence in Ethiopia, Sudan and South Sudan for a chance to win a Laptop or a Samsung Tablet. The #Blog4Dev series is a writing competition in which young people compete and submit written solutions on a topical challenge. It tests creativity, innovation, and looks for something with the potential of being scaled-up. It also helps engage youth become integral to the development process in their countries.

Blog Topic

What Will It Take to Promote Gender Equity and End Gender- Based Violence in Your Country?

Focus Areas

  • Gender Equity: Women can, and do, play a vital role in driving the robust, shared growth needed to end extreme poverty and build resilient societies. But in many parts of the world, their potential, participation, and productive capacity are sorely undervalued and untapped.
  • Gender-Based Violence (GBV): Affecting as many as one in every three women, GBV is a global epidemic, which includes serious violations against women and girls, but also those directed against men and boys. GBV comes in many forms physical violence, rape and other forms of sexual assault, child marriage and any type of forced marriage; female genital mutilation, human trafficking, and even denying someone basic services on the basis of their gender. GBV knows no socio-economic or national boundaries, and has a negative impact on a nation’s well-being. Promoting gender equity and preventing gender-based violence is key to building a better, more inclusive future for everyone in Ethiopia, Sudan and South Sudan.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must be Ethiopian, Sudanese or South Sudanese national residing in their home country, and aged between 18-28 years.

Deadline: 16 April 2018

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