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Offer: Call for Participation in Young Feminist Blogathons: Share your activist story

Activism is a journey of learning, change and inspiration. Documentation is an important process for evaluating and reflecting on the activist process. In the past 6 months, youth in general and young feminists in particular around the world have inspired new perspectives and attitudes towards social change. From the role of youth in Arab Springs to slutwalks organized in the Ukraine, South Africa, and India and other creative actions organized by young women around the world, young feminists are claiming their role as central agents in instigating transformation. And the Young Feminist Wire wants to know more by hearing it from young feminists themselves.

If you are a young woman (under 30) active on women’s rights issues, we want to hear your story.

What motivated you to become a feminist activist? What issues does your activism focus on? What other issues are young feminist activists organizing around in your context? How are they creating change?

Tell us about an organizing experience that taught you something about young feminist activism or moved you in some way. What did you learn from the experience and what advice would you give to other young feminist activists outside of your region, country or context based on this experience?

How to participate

Simply, tell us your activist story through either a written blog post or short video. Refer to the submission guidelines below.

Submission Guidelines

Submissions can be in written or video form.

Written submissions should be:

- 500-750 words in length

- Share a young feminist perspective

- Respond directly to the questions posed above

- 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

- Share a young feminist perspective

- Be clear and comprehensible

- Respond directly to the questions posed above

- 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 “Young Feminist Blogathon” in the subject line by September 20th, 2011

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.

Looking forward to your submissions!

Young Feminist Wire Team

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