Utility Deadline: Could 31st 2020

The African Union Workplace of the Youth Envoy launched on Worldwide Ladies’s Day “Africa Younger Feminist weblog “Sauti صوتي”. Now it is going to be re-launched in collaboration with the Discussion board for African Ladies Educationalists (FAWE) to publish “Sauti صوتي” Publication of 25 younger ladies contributions celebrating Beijing+25 that includes untold and underrepresented tales of younger ladies from throughout Africa and the diaspora showcasing their innovation and influence in the neighborhood.

Younger ladies throughout the continent and the diaspora are invited to specific by way of writing, visible or audio/video or another artistic means and creative expressions, to showcase the influence of women-led actions to handle COVID19 and different interlinked points in addition to showcase the each day struggles and challenges younger ladies are dealing with within the evolving COVID-19 pandemic scenario. 

25 contributions from the weblog can be chosen and revealed right into a compendium that can be accessible in each digital and printed variations. Chosen submissions will obtain a remuneration of 200 USD every for his or her artistic work in an effort to assist younger ladies financially in these troublesome circumstances of coronavirus outbreak.


  1. Youth Silencing the Weapons (AU 2020 Theme of the 12 months)

Ending all wars, civil conflicts, violent conflicts and stopping genocide within the continent by 2020, sub-themes embrace; 

  • Free- battle Africa
  • Silencing Poverty & Starvation 
  • Silencing Gender Primarily based Violence 
  • Silencing Youth Unemployment 
  • Silencing Corruption 
  • Silencing Local weather Disaster 
  1. Youth Refugee Voices (AU 2019 Theme of the 12 months)

Facilitate efforts to amplify refugee youth voices and name for strengthening accountability sharing and safety of refugees and Internally Displaced Folks (IDPs);

  1. Ending Violence Towards Younger Ladies

Advocate for gender equality, younger ladies’s rights and champion AU marketing campaign to finish Feminine Genital Mutilation (FGM) and Early Little one Marriage (ECM). Concerning this, the AU has designed the Technique for Gender Equality and Ladies’s Empowerment;

  1. Employment and Schooling Match

Facilitate efforts for matching training with the way forward for jobs particularly the switch of abilities and applied sciences and shutting the digital divide. Help abilities growth in STEM;

  1. Youth Well being and Wellbeing

Name for common well being protection making certain that adolescents significantly ladies and women usually are not left behind and advocate to handle Ebola, sexual and reproductive well being rights, psychological well being and incapacity rights and the rising burden of HIV moreover the present COVID-19 pandemic;

  1. Younger Peacebuilders

Advocate for youth transformative and pan-African management and their participation as brokers of peace in governance, political and social life.

  • 22 Could – Name for submissions   
  • 31 Could – Deadline for submissions   
  • 01 – 18 June – Weblog posting   
  • 19 June – Digital Sauti Publication & Webinar ( Worldwide Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Battle )

Submission Process:

Basic Guidelines

  1. Submissions are opened to African ladies aged 20 to 35; 
  2. Collaborative works are permitted, nevertheless cost can be made per submission;
  3. All submissions ought to reply one of many listed themes;
  4. The choice can be on a rolling foundation;
  5. All submissions have to be unique works;
  6. Plagiarised content material can be rejected;
  7. Work that has been beforehand revealed or distributed can be rejected.

Writing (Phrase doc.) 

  • The size ought to be 800 to 1000 phrases for English and Arabic, and 800 to 1200 for French for articles (prose) and max. three pages for poetry;
  • The submissions have to be professionally written and understandable with a top quality content material and correct formatting; paragraphs, titles, sub-titles, bullet factors, and many others;
  • Guarantee that your submission is clearly listed and referenced. 

Visible: Portray, Pictures, Caricature and many others (JPG, PNG, PDF)

  • All pictures submitted should have a minimal decision of 1024×1024 pixels; 
  • Pictures might be taken in shade, black and white and the usage of filters is allowed.

Audio/video:podcasts,information article, brief documentary, and many others.

  • Advisable specs for audio:  Mp3, 320Kbps | Minimal:  Mp3, 320Kbps;
  • Advisable specs for Video:  Mp4, 1080px Full HD |  Minimal: Mp4: 480p SD;
  • The video/audio have to be 2-Four minutes lengthy;
  • The picture and voice have to be clear and straightforward to grasp; 
  • Video ought to be shot in panorama; 
  • Video ought to have the title & nation subtitled – backside proper, all through. 

For Extra Info:

Go to the Official Webpage of the African Union “Sauti صوتي” Publication of 25 younger ladies contributions

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