Deadline: May 31, 2022
Applications are open for the OxFID Global Youth Challenge for Human Rights Education 2022. The Oxford Forum for International Development (OxFID) is accepting applications for the Global Youth Challenge to implement and enhance the World Program for Human Rights Education by, for, and with youth.
OxFID aims to stimulate youth dialogue around international development, and challenge participants to come up with solutions in the realm of human rights education. Participants are challenged to provide solutions to support or strengthen the implementation of the World Program for Human Rights Education.
- The top 3 winners will have their solutions highlighted and amplified by the Office of the Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, UNESCO and OHCHR, together with other potential recognition to be confirmed.
- The challenge is open to young people around the world (18 – 30 years old), regardless of nationality and background.
- The challenge should be delivered by self-organised teams of 3 – 5, with a designated team leader. There are no restrictions set on the team composition aside from the age requirement.
- Participants are challenged to provide solutions to support or strengthen the implementation of the World Program for Human Rights Education.
- The focus of the challenge is how human rights education can be implemented and enhanced by, for, and with youth and young people.
- should be conceptualised in a specific context, such as regional, national, or local levels;
- can involve and engage a range of stakeholders, including youth-led organizations and groups, government at all levels, private sector, academic institutions, and civil society.
- Only one submission per team is allowed.
- Solutions will be assessed based on relevance, effectiveness, creativity, impact, and sustainability.
- The guiding questions for the criteria are as such:
- To what extent does the solution address one or more of the above aspects of human rights education?
- To what extent is the solution developed with, for, and by youth?
- To what extent does the solution adopt appropriate methodologies?
- To what extent does the solution take a novel and innovative approach to human rights education?
- To what extent is the solution delivered in an accessible and creative manner?
- What is the breadth and depth of impact that the solution can generate?
- To what extent can the solution be sustained in the long-term and create lasting impact?
Submission via English is preferred. Alternatively, other official United Nations languages (French, Spanish, Chinese, Arabic, Russian) are welcome.
For more information, visit OxFID.