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Offer: AWID Call for Blogs: Tell us how you put a STOP to sexual assault

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Dear Young Feminist Wire Members,

April and May are months dedicated to Sexual Assault Awareness 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.

Covering young feminist initiatives in combating violence against women and girls is one of the key themes of the Young Feminist Wire. We recently published an interview with the founder of Feminist Style, a start-up company that wants to sell products that target systemic sexism, promote gender equality, and use the proceeds to produce feminist advertising. Related to that, during the “16 Days to End Gender-Based Violence” in 2013, the Wire published an opinion piece titled: “Why selling anti-rape wear perpetuates victim-blaming” along with 2 powerful examples of how young women from Egypt and India are fighting against victim-blaming, misogyny and sexism and reclaiming young women’s spaces in the public sphere in creative ways. You can also read this informative report from Oxfam title Close The Gap: How To Eliminate Violence Against Women Beyond 2015, which was posted on AWID’s special focus page on the 58th session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW).

Now, we want to hear from you! 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, neighbourhoods, communities, countries, or even internationally.

You can also get inspired by reading all the submissions from last year’s call here.

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

- 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

- 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” in the subject line by Wednesday April, 30th 2014.

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.

http://yfa.awid.org/2014/04/call-for-blogs-tell-us-how-you-put-a-stop-to...

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