Thursday, 23 February 2012

Call For African Poets: International Women's Day

Deadline: 1 March 2012

Make Every Woman Count is an organization dedicated to empowering women and girls in Africa, would like you to join its Women’s Day activities.

Women’s Day, celebrated on March 8th, first began at the turn of the beginning of the 20th century in industrialized countries born out of women’s struggle to be treated equally to men in society. Throughout the years it has grown to become a day of recognition and celebration of women’s achievements and struggles around the world.

Through poetry MEWC would like commemorate Women’s Day. And we would like you to be the poets! Through poetry let us reflect on this year’s Women’s Day, what it represents, and this year’s theme: “Connecting girls, inspiring futures.” According to International Women’s Day website, “if every International Women's Day event held in 2012 includes girls in some way, then thousands of minds will be inspired globally.”

MEWC will accept poems by African women and girls and those interested in women’s rights in Africa in a poetry style of their choosing. No prior experience with professional writing is necessary, however please familiarize yourself with the MEWC website and its mandate.

All submissions must be made to info@makeeverywomancount.org by Thursday 1st March. They should include a photo of yourself and a brief biography. The chosen poems will be published on Women’s Day, 8 March.

Please feel free to email us at the above address with any questions.

CONTACT INFORMATION:

For inquiries: info@makeeverywomancount.org

For submissions: info@makeeverywomancount.org

Website: http://makeeverywomancount.org

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