16 days of activism against Gender-Based Violence: call for submissions

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Kavithé Collective is calling for original submissions on the theme of gender-based struggle and discrimination as part of the 2016 campaign for 16 days of activism against gender-based violence. We will be publishing successful submissions through a popular daily newspaper in Sri Lanka and on our website. We are calling for original writing in any of the following forms:

  • Poems (up to 40 lines, no minimum, includes haikus and other short form poetry)
  • Short stories (between 750 – 2500 words)
  • Creative non-fiction (between 750 – 2500 words)
  • Flash Fiction (up to 250 words)
  • Informative articles or commentaries (up to 1000 words)

Every day from the 25th of November, the International Day for Elimination of Violence against Women, to the 10th of December, Human Rights Day, people from around the world campaign against gender-based violence.

Violence can be physical but it can also take on many invisible forms: online abuse, street harassment, emotional abuse, gendered expectations, normative behavioural pressure, discrimination in education and work… all these and more are invisible struggles faced every day by many. Violence is also made invisible: covered by makeup and clothes, by eyes that do not wish to see reality, by societies that cannot accept a problem.

Join the Kavithé Collective in the 2016 campaign. We invite submissions in any language.

Submit your creative writing to admin@kavithecollective.com. See more information at kavithecollective.com