The Speech Writing Competition 2020 will open in September 2019. The competition is open to all young people aged 14-17 years old across Ireland. The competition aims to help students increase their understanding of gender-based inequality around the world and increase their awareness of the Sustainable Development Goals. By taking part young people will also develop their research, analytical and presentation skills.
The two winning students will travel to ActionAid Greece with their teacher and ActionAid in October 2019, where they will learn about ActionAid’s work in Athens.
Pictured: Winners of the national ActionAid Speech Writing Competition 2019Clodagh Boyce, a student at St Joseph’s Mercy Secondary School in Navan and Kirsten Soney-Ituen, a student at Gaelcholáiste Cheatharlach in Carlow.
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.
For more information about our Women’s Rights Programme click here.