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

The Central Australian Family Violence and Sexual Assault Network (CAFVSAN) is calling for entries into the 2016 Girls Just Wanna Have Fun(damental Human Rights)! Art Competition and Exhibition. The Exhibition will open in Alice Plaza (next door to the Jewellers) during the week beginning 28 November, and run until Christmas, with winners announced on 10 December. There will be a Junior category for 11 years old and under, a Senior category for 12-18year olds, 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, young people, youth hubs and schools to explore this idea together. The theme of the competition and exhibition is ‘Girls Just Wanna  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:

Junior (11 years old and under):

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?

Senior (12-18 years)

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 the 30th of November 2016 (there is flexibility with this date – please contact us for late submissions as we want as much participation as possible) and dropped off to one of the community centres listed below. Alternatively we can pick up artworks from schools by 30 November (schools please contact us if you receive entries). Works can be two or three dimensions including short film, digital and photographic works. CAFVSAN will make every effort to include all submitted artworks.

Please ensure all artworks are submitted with contact information and an accompanying biography of the artist and any explanations

or details of media used to make the work, as well as how the art 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. 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 Phone: 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 learn more about this topic, visit:

2016 Theme Announcement & Take Action Kit