Four youths are the proud winners of the UN Women Essay Competition on Gender Equality, out of 186 participants who took part in the essay competition which was launched on 26 October 2020 by UN Women under the Women Make the Change Program.
We are pleased to announce the following four winners of the essay competition:
- Konjim Andreas, female, age 17 from Western Highlands Province
- Ricard Isaac, male, age 19 from East New Britain
- Rebeccah Gapi, female, age 19 from NCD and
- Jerome Sesega, male, age 26 from NCD
In total, 186 essays were received from young men and women across the country. This overwhelming response highlights the interest from young Papua New Guineans on gender equality and women’s leadership.
UN Women, in partnership with the Department for Community Development and Religion and other key partners selected the winners based on the quality of the essay submission, geographical spread, gender and age.
Through the entries to the essay competition, it is clear that young people in Papua New Guinea, have a lot to say about the state of gender equality in the nation, and are keen to share their ideas and solutions on how to address some of the challenges the country faces.
“We feel very privileged to have heard from young people about their aspirations for gender equality and increasing women’s leadership in PNG,” said Ms. Caroline Nyamayemombe, Acting Head of Agency of
The winning essays and the profiles of the winners will be published each week in the Post Courier starting next week. UN Women would like to thank all those who participated in this essay competition.