1325 and Beyond Essay Contest Announced

February 11, 2020

1325 And Beyond - International Essay Competition
In the run up to the 20th anniversary of the United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325, Women In International Security (WIIS) and the Heinrich Böll Foundation Washington, DC are launching an international essay competition, 1325AndBeyond, open to young professionals and graduate students.

The essay contest is intended to highlight innovative and imaginative ideas and strategies to achieve the objectives of 1325 in the 2020s. We hope these essays will provide important input for the 20th anniversary deliberations of UNSCR 1325.

Essay Focus

Essays must focus on the future—the next decade, specifically. The question is how best to move the objectives of UNSCR 1325 and the WPS agenda forward in the 2020s, given the successes and failures of the last two decades.

Essays must contain specific and practical (realistic) recommendations for civil society, states, and/or international organizations. Essays can focus on only one international actor (e.g. civil society, a particular state or group of states, the United Nations, a regional organization) or on a multitude of international actors.

Essay Eligibility

Essay submissions are open to young professionals with an MA or higher academic degree, and students currently enrolled in an MA, PhD, JD or corresponding graduate program at a university or equivalent academic institution in 2020. Recent graduates, as well as individuals who will be enrolled in a graduate program within the next academic year, will also be considered. All genders are encouraged to apply.

For more information: 1325 and Beyond: An International Essay Competition (wiisglobal.org)

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