This year as a part of the 16 Days of Activism, we’re asking you to ‘Rewrite the Ending’ in our very first Bell Bajao Fiction Writing Competition.
Have you ever read a book, watched a movie, or seen a play in which you felt there was injustice, sexism, gender-bias, or even worse, dealt to one of the characters, or imbued in the plotline. In these instances, we wish we could jump into the story and shout at the characters, take the pen of the writer, and change the story. Well, here’s your chance to do just that.
In 750 words or less, we want you to take a work of fiction—be it a novel, movie, epic, myth, poem, TV episode, short story, play, or anything at all—and rewrite the ending to make it more attuned to women’s and human rights. We’ll then select four winning pieces, which will be published on our blog during this year’s 16 Days of Activism (November 25-December 10.) There will be some other great prizes in store for the winners.
‘Rewrite the Ending’ is your chance to speak up about changing the violence against women that exists all around the world today. We know how many of you out there are creative and talented writers and thinkers. Even more, we know how many of you care about this incredible issue that affects millions all over the world. Don’t wait, get involved! Grab your pen, computer, phone, or hey, even your typewriter, and let your voice be heard on this crucial issue.
16 Days of Activism is an initiative started by the UN to raise awareness about women’s issues, particularly violence against women. As the 16 days approach, we’ll be announcing some other initiatives and ways in which you can get active and involved in raising awareness about violence against women! Check back with us here and on our Facebook and Twitter pages to see what you can do to help raise awareness about violence against women during this year’s 16 Days of Activism.
Send your entries to : firstname.lastname@example.org