World Bank #Blog4Dev 2018 Competition for Kenyans, Rwandans and Ugandans(Essay)

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Deadline: 22 December 2017

The World Bank is currently inviting applicants for its #Blog4Dev Competition with an aim to provide opportunity for Kenya, Rwanda, and Uganda Citizens. The World Bank wants applicants to share their thoughts on Gender-Based Violence in Kenya, Rwanda, or Uganda for a chance to win a trip to Washington, D.C. in April 2018.

A global epidemic—affecting as many as one in every three women—Gender-Based Violence is defined as serious violations not against women and girls only, but also those directed against men and boys. GBV comes in many forms—physical violence, rape or other forms of sexual assault, child marriage or any type of forced marriage; female genital mutilation, human trafficking, or even denying someone basic services on the basis of their gender. Known also by its acronym, GBV knows no socio-economic or national boundaries, and has a negative impact on a nation’s well-being.

Blog Topic

What will it take to end Gender Based Violence in your country?

Prize Information

  • A trip to the Washington, DC, April 20-22, 2018
  • The top five blog submissions in each country will be published on the World Bank Nasikiliza blog, and promoted in the social media channels.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must be a Kenyan or Rwandese or a Ugandan residing in their home country, and aged between 18-28 years.

Selection Criteria

The winning submissions will be selected based on the following criteria:

  • Originality and creativity
  • Clarity
  • Practicality
  • Potential for scale-up

How to Apply

Interested applicants must submit their entries at the address given on the website.

Eligible Countries: Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda

For more information, please visit World Bank #Blog4Dev.

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