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Youth Group in Moldova Announces a National Photo and Essay Contest to Raise Awareness About Child Abuse Issues

May 2, 2013



YOUTH VOICES LAUNCHES A NATIONAL PHOTO, DRAWING AND ESSAY CONTEST

„Hug your child, don’t beat him!”

We all know that love, communication and respect are the most efficient ways to raise a child. Do not be indifferent when children are subject to violence, physical or otherwise, by adults. This child could be one of your neighbors.

You must be between 12 and 25 years of age to participate in the contest and to do so you should follow these steps:

  • Category – photos and drawings

These can highlight efforts to combat violence against children; a child who has endured violence can become violent and uncommunicative in the future; or indifferent towards other children subject to physical or psychological abuse. Works reflecting happy children in their families and communities are also very welcome! 

The more explanatory your submissions, the more awareness you can raise about preventing violence against children.

  • Category – essays

Essays can be written in any form, from poetry to letters, raising awareness about the issue with adults in the community, such as parents, grandparents, teachers, and social helpers. These essays should encourage adults to avoid using violence as a method of child-rearing, and to not be indifferent to cases of abuse that they witness or hear about.      

THE MOST ORIGINAL SUBMISSIONS WILL BE RECOGNIZED

All you have to do is fill out and submit an application on the World Bank official website www.worldbank.org.md, attach your work (e.g..: photo, essay, drawing) and send it to the following address: Chișinău, str. Pușkin 20/1 or by e-mail to: youthvoicegroup@gmx.com!

Deadline for submissions is May 20, 2013.

If you care about preventing child abuse and raising awareness about it, this contest offers a unique chance to demonstrate your interest through a photo, drawing or an essay. If you are between 12 and 25 years of age, participate!

The best submissions will be published in a brochure entitled „Hug your child, don’t beat him!” There is no limit to the number of submissions from a single applicant.  Each one of them will bring you closer to the big prize! For details, contact us at: youthvoicegroup@gmx.com or by phone at (+ 373 22) 222 465.

The contest is organized independently by the Youth Voices Group, and supported by the World Bank. 

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