Speech Writing Competition

Entry is now closed, shortlisting in progress!

Entries for the next round will open in September 2018.

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 old. Click to download the Terms & Conditions Here.

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

To register your interest for 2018/19 competition email comms.ireland@actionaid.org to receive more information.

(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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