World Youth Movement for Democracy Launches Essay Contest

The World Youth Movement for Democracy (WYMD), an international community of young people working non-violently to promote democratic institutions and practices, is holding an essay contest for young individuals to share their perspectives on democracy. Young activists, students, and citizens aged 14 to 30 are invited to write a short essay, under 2,500 words, reflecting on their experiences with the ideals and realities of democracy, and the future of democracy in their communities and countries. All finalists’ essays will be included in an international publication, and two finalists will receive a scholarship to travel to Kyiv, Ukraine, and participate in the Fifth Assembly of the World Movement for Democracy in April 2008. This essay contest is part of the WYMD’s Global Youth Campaign for Democracy, which encourages young people around the world to be part of political processes in their respective communities and regions. All submissions must be received by April 15, 2007.

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