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College/University and High School Students, Tell Us, How Would YOU Dismantle Patriarchy? Enter TODAY

V-Day, One Billion Rising and A Call to Men have launched the Dismantle Patriarchy Contest, which is open to high school students (US based) and college/university students (worldwide). Ten winners from each category will receive a $1,000 (USD) prize.

The high school submissions have been extended and are now due by 15 April 2022.

The college/university submissions have been extended and are now due by 5 May 2022.

The contest challenges youth to envision how they might change the larger societal system of patriarchy to create an accepting society through visual art, music, essay, story, poetry, video, photography and beyond.

Address how patriarchy impacts your life, your community, the world. How might we dismantle – take apart, break into pieces, deconstruct – patriarchy? What would it take? Bring your creative voice to this contest!

Tell us, in whatever creative method reflects your project, and you just might win an award for your idea. Experiment. Think outside the box. Break down patriarchy and show us what a post-patriarchal world looks like. Articulate your vision using all the creative tools at your disposal.

We want to reach as many students as possible. Please inform high school students, college/university students and campus contacts you know & share on social media.

Students can enter the Dismantle Patriarchy Contest at


Mzukona Mantshontsho is the founder of Nyakaza Media Solutions. Nyakaza Media Solutions is an organisation that was established to help community organisations, business entities, and schools to research, write, document, report, analyse, edit, publish newsletters or bulletins in hard-copy, on-line and maintain websites with the relevant content as per the editorial policy of that organisation, school or entity. Nyakaza Media Solutions has a vision to promote and bring dialogue to communities, businesses and schools about issues that affect them. Nyakaza Media Solutions is on a mission to develop and encourage communities, businesses and learners to celebrate the good, applaud excellence, welcome growth, strive to be better individuals, businesses and communities, want more knowledge, discourage bad and counter-productive behaviour as well as communities, businesses and learners that want to be great SOUTH AFRICANS. Nyakaza Media Solutions is making use of Yo School Magazine as a platform that learners in all schools to make use of to write their stories.

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