International Day of Families 2012

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International Day of Families 2012

A World Youth Alliance Photo & Poetry Contest

The World Youth Alliance (WYA) held a Photo & Poetry Contest based on the theme ‘My Family Portrait’. This contest recognizes the use of photography and poetry in conveying a message about the importance of family, solidarity at home, and love. The competition is open to all young people aged 15 to 30 regardless of residence or citizenship.

WYA Declaration on the Family states, ‘Within the family children first come to understand their own intrinsic and inviolable human dignity. Through their complementary roles, mother and father, equal in dignity, show their children that the freedom of the human person is most fully and rightly lived in the gift of self. True love freely received and given within the family is an image of the transcendent love that makes possible the fulfillment and completion of every human being.’