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Share your perspective on the unique contributions of youth to the discourse and action on human rights. The essays are expected to address contemporary issues that connect youth and human rights.

Questions you may want to consider may include but are not limited to;

– What are your reflections regarding the discussion on “standing by versus bystanding” in response to human rights violations?

– What are the ways the youth community can get involved in education, activism and engagement? 

– In the age of a pandemic, with its challenges and opportunities, where do you see yourself making a difference in the human rights movement?


Please include your First Name, Last Name, College, and School Year 

Length Word count:


Font size/spacing:

Times New Roman

12 font

1.5 space

Write an original essay. Op-Ed style.

Eligibility and Criteria:

All undergraduate students nationwide are eligible to apply.

*This is not an academic paper.


Sept. 11 through Nov. 13

Winners will be announced on Nov. 23


1st, 2nd, and 3rd prize winners will have the opportunity to join one of the sessions as a guest on Dec. 11th.

1st: $450


3rd: $150

For essay submissions, questions, and more  email to info@rumiforum.org

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