The Youth Contest

  • The Youth Contest Title
    2019 Youth Global Essay Competition
  • Topic

    Combat Sexual Violence in Conflict

    Support for survivors of sexual violence in conflict
    Gender-based approach to reconstruction after conflict
    Promotion and protection of survivors’ rights during and after conflict
    Women as agents of change to combat sexual violence in conflict
  • Eligibility
    Youths ages 18-32 from all countries are eligible to participate
    (can enter as an individual or team of 2 people)
  • Format
    English / MS Word / Double spaced / Font : Times New Roman, size 12 pt / A4 size / 5,000-7,000 words
  • Key Dates

    Entry Form/Paper Deadline June 3, 2019 08:00 am KST
    (*Entry Form available for download at
    Notification of Finalists June 10, 2019 (*Notified individually)
    Competition and Awards Ceremony July 3, 2019
  • Judging Process
    Research paper → Oral Presentation (finalists only)
    * Dates are subject to change
    * Airfare and lodging will be provided to finalists coming outside of Republic of Korea
    * Selected finalists are strongly recommended to check travel/visa policies and regulations in advance.
    MOFA and IDHS will not be responsible for any restrictions not allowing individuals to travel to Republic of Korea
  • Submission & Inquiries
    E-mail :, Further Inquiries : +82-2-3277-5915
  • Host
  • Organizer