Speech Writing Competition

Last year’s winners and their teachers visiting officials in Malawi.

Competition now closed! Congratulations to Jessica Gill, a student at Bandon Grammar in Cork, and Sooad Saleh, a student at Jesus & Mary College, Goatstown, Dublin, our 2017 winners! 

This year’s finalists were:

  • Aine Doyle, Laurel Hill Secondary School
  • Emma de Bruin, Loreto Kilkenny
  • Ella Brennan, Loreto Kilkenny
  • Erin Connolly, St Mary’s College Arklow
  • Eve Dobson, St Mary’s College Arklow
  • Jessica Gill, Bandon Grammar School
  • Moss O’Callaghan, Presentation Secondary School, Castleisland
  • Sooad Saleh, Jesus & Mary College, Goatstown
  • Toby Shane Roys, Thomond Community College

The Prize: A visit to Kenya to see ActionAid’s Irish Aid funded women’s rights programme first hand in summer 2017.

The Topics for 2016/2017 (Choose One)

  1. Furthering Women’s Rights is Fundamental for Development.
  2. Resources Should be Better Distributed to Promote Equality between Men and Women.
  3. Women’s Leadership is Crucial in Emergency Situations.

Final: 22nd March 2017 in the Royal Irish Academy Dublin.

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


To be eligible: Students must be aged between 14 to 17 years as of Friday 20th January 2017. Entries must be submitted with a signed declaration of original work. Download the Terms and Conditions Here. 

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

Email entries to comms.ireland@actionaid.org

OR Post to:

ActionAid Ireland

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Parnell Square,

Dublin 1, Ireland

Women’s Rights Programme

ActionAid Ireland’s women’s rights programme, funded by Irish Aid, is being implemented in Malawi, Kenya, Vietnam 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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