Call for Submissions: 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence

Deadline: 25 October 2016
Open to: interested authors are invited to submit articles or other forms of artistic contributions such as, but not limited to, poetry, illustration, or photography
Fee: authors receive full acknowledgement of their work/ every post of a guest author contains a short paragraph with the guest author’s bio

Description

As one strategy to build awareness about gender-based violence and facilitate networking among women leaders working in this area, the WGLI participants established the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence Campaign, choosing to symbolically link 25 November (International Day Against Violence Against Women) and 10 December (International Human Rights Day).

This year marks the 25th year of the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence Campaign, initiated in 1991 and coordinated by the Center for Women’s Global Leadership. The theme of this year’s 16 Days Campaign is “From Peace in the Home to Peace in the World: Make Education Safe for All”. This theme recognises that structural discrimination and inequality is perpetuated in a cycle of violence that does not end even when girls and young women are in the act of gaining an education. Gender-based violence with respect to the right to education is a consistent threat in public spaces, schools, and homes and is a detriment to the universal human right to education and the obligation to focus on the precarious situation of education for girls and boys, young women and men this year through the 16 Days Campaign.

Human Rights & Democracy blog and não te prives will be hosting a series of online publications for the duration of the campaign. Interested authors are invited to submit articles or other forms of artistic contributions such as, but not limited to, poetry, illustration, or photography. 

Eligibility

  • The average length of texts is 800 to 1200 words. Also are welcomed artistic contributions (video, photography, illustration, poetry, etc.);
  • Authors should prefer a more direct and informal style, avoiding the use of very technical terms, unless necessary, in which case there should be explanatory footnotes or hyperlinks referring to a website or document with clarification about the concept in question;
  • Texts should be written in English; British English spelling is preferred;
  • Authors should refrain from using offensive terms, unless absolutely necessary for the argumentation in question. The ultimate decision of publishing such text lies with the editors;
  • When referring to UN or other organisations’ documents, news events, institutions, legislation, or whenever possible, text should contain hyperlinks to the source/website in question. Authors are encouraged to suggest content;
  • Submissions sent simultaneously to several publications will not be accepted. Please inform if your piece has already been published elsewhere, either on the web or in print;
  • Please supply with any links that provide context, explanation or further reading for your piece;
  • Please supply a short biography with any links you feel are appropriate (you can see examples in the posts published by the blog);
  • Preferably, every post should have a photograph or an illustration related to the topic. Authors are encouraged to suggest images, including from private archive. Whenever suggesting the work of others, sources must be acknowledged.

Benefits

The blog does not offer any remuneration for the author’s work. Only unpublished work is accepted. If work that had already been published elsewhere is published without the knowledge of the editors, the latter reserve the right to remove the content from the blog.
Authors receive full acknowledgement of their work. Every post of a guest author contains a short paragraph with the guest author’s bio. Unless the author expresses to wish the contrary, the bio would also include the author’s contact information, such as email, or a link to social media profiles (LinkedIn, Facebook, etc.).
The blog promotes the authors’ freedom of expression and encourages the publication of diverse opinions, even when not in line with mainstream beliefs. The blog will not publish texts or images that contain or incite hatred, racism, xenophobia or violence or are aimed at offending or attacking individuals or institutions. The editors should always acknowledge that the ideas published are those of the author in question and that they do not necessarily manifest the blog’s opinion.

How to apply?

Contributions should be sent via email to [email protected]
For more information please read the official call.

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