WYA Africa marks the 60th Anniversary of Universal Declaration on Human Rights

                             UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS 60TH ANNIVERSARY

       Notice of extension of submission to 7th November 2008  

Every 10th December the world remembers the extraordinary accomplishment on that day in 1948 when all the nations came together in Paris to sign the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The power and relevance of the recognition enshrined in the Declaration – that all human beings have fundamental rights and freedoms – is undiminished today. The campaign is designed to help people everywhere to learn more about their human rights throughout 2008 and to better understand the relevance of the Universal Declaration in their lives today. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights is a foundation of many of international agreements and documents.                                                                                                                            

As World Youth Alliance we reaffirm human dignity as a basis for human rights and policy implementation at regional and international levels. In recognition of our advocacy work at the UN and in solidarity with our members from around the world, we would like to invite our members in marking this historic event.

 

SUBMIT YOUR ESSAYS, PICTURES, POEMS ON HUMAN DIGNITY AND HUMAN RIGHTS IN YOUR COUNTRY

As World Youth Alliance Africa, we would like to invite our members from all  African countries to join us with the rest of the world and the UN by submitting essays, poems and pictures on human dignity and human rights and how they are been upheld in their communities/countries and how as young people, we can reaffirm human dignity in areas where it has been violated. It is important that as WYA members we are able to articulate our goals and ideas in the most effective manner.

ESSAY

The 500 Word essay should be typed in and sent as Word Document attachments.

PHOTOGRAPHS

Members should send in a maximum of 5 digital photographs that tell a story of human dignity and human rights in their communities in a light format e.g. JPEG. They should be sent as Email attachments.

TESTIMONIALS

Members can share their real life experience about how human dignity is upheld or violated in their local communities. If possible, 2 digital photographs should be attached to the Email as part of the story.

POEMS

Maximum amount of words is 250.

 
  • The best submitted works will published on the WYA website.
  • All submitted work becomes WYA material
  • WYA will not publish or be held responsible for submitted work that violates a person and or has negative social political implications
  • All works should be submitted to africa@wya.net 
  • Deadline for accepting applications is 7th November 2008 at 1800 hrs GMT+3.
  • Members should indicate Full names, Age (Date of Birth), Gender, Email address, Postal address, Home town and country in the E-mail. 
  • All written work should be submitted as attached Word Documents in either English or French