Essay Competition – Call for Articles

Though the women’s movement has made enormous strides in the political, economic and social cultural spheres, there have, however, been growing concerns of an apparent stagnation of the women’s movement. Given the current fragile nature of the women’s movement, it is necessary to deeply reflect on reawakening the movement in order to push the Women’s Agenda forward.

Using the platform of the 50th Uganda independence anniversary, UWONET is organizing and hosting a national women’s week under the theme; UNITED WOMEN CAN: Celebrating 50 years of women’s contribution to Uganda’s development; Reflect, Review and Revive. This is to re-mobilize, reflect, restructure, rethink and rebuild the 21st century women’s movement in Uganda.

In that regard, Uganda Women’s Network (UWONET) has thus launched an essay competition for the youth as part of 50 years of Uganda’s independence celebrations with the theme/topic: “Is affirmative action still a relevant tool for youth empowerment?” Through this competition we aim to promote and showcase innovative thinking by the youth of Uganda.

The competition is open to all youth aged 15 – 25 years old and it closes on 21st September 2012. All essays must be submitted via email in Microsoft Word format (2500 words). Please email submissions to clearly stating in the subject line, Essay Competition.

Enter your essay for a chance to win an award. UWONET will recognize the winner of this essay competition during the award giving ceremony at the national women’s week event to be officiated by His Excellency the President of the Republic of Uganda.

For more information please contact: Rita Dradrimiyo, 0752475912 or 0414286539

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