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Girls just want to have Fun(damental Human Rights)!

Youth Art Competition

$500 for First Prize (Senior Category)

The Central Australian Family Violence and Sexual Assault Network (CAFVSAN) is calling for entries into the 2016 Girls just want to have Fun(damental Human Rights)! Art competition and exhibition. The exhibition will open at 12C Todd Mall (Down from Alice Springs Cinema, next door to Piccolos Cafe) on the 25th of November and will run until 10th of December, with winners announced on the 10th December. There will be a Junior category for 11 years old and under, a Senior category for 12-18 years old, and a People’s Choice award, with entries open to both girls and boys.

This year the 16 Days of Action Against Gender-based Violence campaign theme is ‘From peace in the home to peace in the world: make education safe for all’. CAFVSAN sees this as an exciting opportunity to raise awareness of this issue and to invite parents, students and schools to explore this idea together. The theme of the competition and exhibition is ‘Girls Just Want to have Fun(damental) Human Rights!’ and we encourage creative expressions of what this means to young people.

Entrants will need to consider the following and incorporate these themes into their entries:


What does education mean to you?

What does equal opportunity to education mean?

What does your school do to make education safe and equal for girls?


How does gender-based violence hinder the right to education, either locally, nationally or internationally?

Who is left out of safe and equal access to education?

“Education is a human right and an essential tool for achieving the goals of equality, development and peace”

Artworks should be completed by 30 November (please still contact us for late entries – we want as much participation as possible :-)) and dropped off to one of the community centres listed below. We will pick up artwork from schools (schools please contact us if you receive any entries :-) ) and Community Centres. Works can be two or three dimensional including short film or photos. CAFVSAN will make every effort to include all submitted artwork. Please ensure works are submitted with the artist’s contact details, an accompanying  biography of the artist and any explanations or details of media used to make the work, as well as how the piece incorporates the themes listed above.

Entries will be judged based on the creativity and originality of the depicted theme, by a panel of jurors chosen by CAFVSAN members. First prize for Senior Category is $500. Other prizes will be determined closer to the exhibition date, based on donations received.

Contact Rachel Neary  or Katherine Whitfield at the Alice Springs Women’s Shelter for more information on 8952 6075 or e-mail Rachel.Neary@asws.org.au or Katherine.Whitfield@asws.org.au


Community Centres (where Artworks can be dropped off):

The Gap Youth and Community Centre – 91-93 Gap Road

headspace Alice Springs – 5/5 Hartley St

Alice Springs Youth and Community Centre – 4 Wills Terrace


To Read more about this topic, visit:

2016 Theme Announcement & Take Action Kit

Girl Rising

Girls' Education Overview