Speech Writing Competition

Entries now open!

Speech Writing Competition

The Prize:

A visit to Brussels in June 2018 for the top two students and their teachers, where the students and teachers will engage with members of the European parliament, CSOs active on women’s rights, youth and development. The visit will give students and teachers a taste of advocating for a fairer world at a European level.

The Topics for 2017/2018 (Choose One)

  1. The sustainable development goals will make the world fairer by 2030.
  2. Goal 5 of the Sustainable Development Goals “Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls” is the most important goal for long term development.
  3. Gender Equality should be a part of every one of the Sustainable development Goals.


Will take place in March 2018 in the Royal Irish Academy Dublin.

For more information please read our terms and conditions or email comms.ireland@actionaid.org

To Enter

To be eligible: Students must be aged between 14 to 17 years as of Friday 19th January 2018.
Entries must be submitted with a completed and signed questionnaire. Download the Terms & Conditions Here

Speech Length: 10 minutes approximately or between 850 and 1,000 words.

Email entries to comms.ireland@actionaid.org

OR Post to:

ActionAid Ireland

172 Ivy Exchange,

Granby Place,

Parnell Square,

Dublin 1


Friday, 19th January 2018

(Pictured above, 2016 winners and their teachers’ meeting officials in Malawi.)

Women’s Rights Programme

ActionAid Ireland’s women’s rights programme, funded by Irish Aid, is being implemented in Ethiopia, Kenya, and Nepal and is focused on ending violence against women and ensuring that women and girls can break the cycle of poverty and violence.

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