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2020 Global Voices - Latin America

GYAN announces winners of 3rd annual essay contest
Global Voices - Latin America and the Caribbean

GYAN, in collaboration with the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, received inspiring essays from 20 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean! Essay contestants, between the ages of 15-24, responded to the theme, "Confronting Inequity," by selecting one of the following sub-themes: Challenging Racism; Conserving the Environment; Educating for Change; Empowering Indigenous Communities; Promoting Gender Equality; or Stamping Out Violence. Contestants also included information about their community interventions which ranged from grassroots student groups to national level advocacy, business ventures to educational nonprofits and more!

A panel of six judges determined the contest winners, who will receive the following prizes:

  • First Prize: Cash Prize 400 USD
  • Second Prize: Cash Prize 150 USD
  • Third Prize: Cash Prize 150 USD

Congratulations to our winners (listed below), and thank you to all contest participants!

Contest Winners

1st Place 

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Maria Antônia
C. Deziderio

Why My Hair Is Not Just Hair

2nd Place

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Ralycia Andrews
(St. Vincent and the Grenadines)

Walamiseru, "Our Sad Experience"

3rd Place

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Diana Monserrat
Vicezar Torres

Mymba Rayhu - Animal Love