The Universal Human Rights Student Network (UHRSN) is a student-led movement founded in September 2014 by a group of human rights students from several different countries of the global north and south. UHRSN empowers human rights students by publishing student written articles and scientific papers, by encouraging student activism, by supporting and connecting student-led initiatives and by advocating for the human rights of students globally.
UHRSN is inviting applications for its very first human rights poetry competition themed "Refugees and your message to Europe".
Submissions are open to all and prize money will be awarded to the best three poems.
The theme is derived from the plights refugees are facing on a daily basis and the current widespread media coverage of the so-called “refugee crisis in Europe”.
UHRSN is convinced that all people should have the right to a life lived with dignity free from fear, persecution and oppression. As widely reported, people in search of this life seeking asylum in European countries are in many instances denied just that – their fundamental rights. UHRSN also aims to utilise the power of poetry and the positive impact words can have to raise awareness for an issue that cannot be ignored. In this sense the poetry competition was established to provide refugees, migrants, students, sympathisers, etc. with an avenue
- to create thought-provoking poems by reflecting on their experiences, wishes, dreams and hopes
- to raise awareness amongst stakeholders, politicians, ordinary EU citizens, etc. on the fate of refugees in- and outside of Europe
- to demonstrate that #refugees are welcome and advocate for their rights
- to be creative
To apply submit your poem at: www.uhrsn.org/respond-human-rights-poetry-award
For more about Universal Human Rights Student Network, refer to www.uhrsn.org.
To view other opportunities, refer to www.ngopulse.org/opportunities/other.