2019 Youth Global Essay Competition

The 2019 Youth Global Essay Competition on “Combat Sexual Violence in Conflict” is an online essay competition for young people worldwide. It is hosted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Republic of Korea and organized by the Institute for Development and Human Security of Ewha Womans University. Through this competition, the organizers hope to listen to creative and innovative solutions to combat sexual violence in conflict and promote women’s participation in peacebuilding in all aspects of conflict and post-conflict peace processes.

The top three winners from the competition will be invited as panelists to the 1st International Conference on Action with Women and Peace to present their research findings and innovative ideas to help create an inclusive shared vision.

Topics include:
– support for survivors of sexual violence in conflict
– gender-based approach to reconstruction after conflict
– promotion and protection of survivors’ rights during and after conflict
– women as agents of change to combat sexual violence in conflict

Eligibility: Youths ages 18-32 from all countries (as an individual or team of 2 people)

Entry form and paper deadline: June 3, 2019 (Mon) 8:00 am KST

Submission and Inquiries: [email protected] (received by email only)

Download: Guidelines | Entry form | Poster