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Speech Writing Competition

We are now taking entries for the third national Speech Writing Competition!

The Prize

A visit to Kenya to see ActionAid’s Irish Aid funded women’s rights programme first hand in June 2017.  

The Topics for 2016/2017 (Choose One)

  1. Furthering Women’s Rights is Fundamental for Development.
  2. Resources Should be Better Distributed to Promote Equality between Men and Women.
  3. Women’s Leadership is Crucial in Emergency Situations.

To Enter

To be eligible: Students must be aged between 14 to 17 years as of Friday 20th January 2017. Entries must be submitted with a signed declaration of original work. Download the Terms and Conditions Here. 

Speech Length: 10 minutes approximately or 850 and 1,000 words.

Deadline: Friday 20th January 2017

Final: Royal Irish Academy, Dublin 2, March 2017

Email entries to OR

Post to:

ActionAid Ireland

Ivy Exchange,

172 Granby Place,

Parnell Square,

Dublin 1, Ireland

Watch our Video from Last Year's Final!

For more information please read our terms and conditions or email

Irish Aid Funded Programme

ActionAid Ireland's women's rights programme, funded by Irish Aid, is being implemented in Malawi, Kenya, Vietnam and Nepal and is focused on ending violence against women and ensuring that women and girls can break the cycle of poverty and violence.  

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