The Pact

Opportunity: Call For Submissions

The PACT is inviting young people aged 16 to 30 to send any one of the following:

(a) An essay, opinion piece or news item on any of these themes:

  • Gender based violence in relation to the theme �Leave No One Behind: End Violence against Women and Girls�. (400 words maximum)
  • Human Rights in the context of this year�s theme �Let�s stand up for equality, justice and human dignity�. (400 words maximum)
  • Violence against women in rural communities (400 words maximum)

(b) A video interview with a gender based violence or sexual and reproductive health champion in your community or video on anti-GBV activities (you can use your smartphone! 5 minutes maximum)

(c) Pictures on how your community will be marking the 16 days of activism against gender based violence or any events related to sexual and reproductive health.

(d) A picture of your local leaders and their two sentence message on the 16 days of activism against gender based violence.
For more information and submissions email

Content should NOT have been published elsewhere.
Selected written submissions can be paid UP TO US$50 while selected video submissions can get paid UP TO US$70.
Deadline for submission of content and/or proposals is 30 November. Content received after this will NOT be considered.

3 Responses

  1. Over 700 organizations in 92 countries campaign every year in the bid to advocate for the upholding of human rights and this is mostly evident in Africa. International organizations are there to give support to humanitarian crisis such as the call for end of violence against women and girls and this is the time of the year where fellow Africans should maximize their efforts and work towards the end of violence against women and children. Women are still suffering from issues like rape, failing to access safe education, forced marriages and this has greatly affected the African economy. Civilians are failing to access birth certificates and this is affecting the registration process of the upcoming elections. There is need for these fellow citizens to have access to basic rights such as security in order to be eligible to vote and help in developing the nation. These people are also human and they are born free and equal in dignity and in rights and we are all humans therefore we should act towards one another in the spirit of brotherhood. There is need for meaning youth participation upholding values to communities to consulting with our key constituencies at country level. This can help in addressing the topical issues of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) that is affecting the sustainable development as it is leading to high mortality. Parents are dying leaving their children to cater for themselves and in the end some end up being forced into early marriages , leaving in the streets hence no access to safe education some are even subjected to rape and all these have led to the increase of the deadly disease AIDS. It is upto the youth ,women and girls to stand up for their rights and fight against gender based violence because in the end it is both men and women that are being affected .So let us stand up for equality, justice and human dignity in order to maintain peace and stability and create international peace and multicultural exchange that can help in multicultural environment and boost the economy of Africa and putting an end to conflict and pave a way for positive peace and sustainable development.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *