There is a Chinese proverb that states, “Women hold up half the sky.” This understanding of the equal importance for society of both genders seems clear, yet discrimination and the devaluation of females sadly continues to persist in heartbreaking ways around the globe. The Gendercide Awareness Project believes that we can collectively help to promote equal rights and opportunities for all girls and women by focusing efforts on education, health care and micro-credit (small business loans). We would like to hear your thoughts and ideas expressed in this year’s essay contest.
Essay Theme: Standing Up for Girls and Women
Describe one woman who has been the most influential in your life. What has she done to impact or help shape the person that you are today? What have you learned from this person that you feel will help you achieve your goals?
Contest is open to high school students (9-12 grades)
Essay may not exceed 1000 words
Essays must have a cover page indicating (1) essay title (2) your name (3) address (4) phone number (5) email (6) age (7) school name
Entries may be submitted online to firstname.lastname@example.org
Essays must be original and unpublished
Author grants the Gendercide Awareness Project unrestricted rights to use, publish, and reproduce the essay, in whole or in part.
Entries must be received by January 15, 2014.
Winner will be announced on International Women’s Day, March 8, 2014