Youth are emerging as a powerful force in the global movement towards providing access to justice. As a group, they have consistently demonstrated their affinity for both fundraising and awareness efforts. Despite their talent, young people are not effectively utilized by key stakeholders in the worldwide justice movement.
Technology is also not effectively integrated into this movement, with key stakeholders opting for dated advocacy methods that lag behind the current pace of technological advancement. Due to their command over technical advancements across sectors, young people are uniquely positioned to blend new technologies and youth activism to expand access to justice in economically developing countries.
International Bridges to Justice (IBJ) Youth intends to capitalize on this previously untapped pool of talent by constructing and administering a global youth network, composed of student advocates stationed at schools around the world.
About the International Competition
International Bridges to Justice (IBJ) Youth is seeking applications for the 2020 Youth 4 Youth Justice International Competition. This competition is focused on finding technological solutions to the inadequate access to lawyers and to information for imprisoned juveniles.
Mass youth incarceration and lack of early access to lawyers are two key issues currently plaguing legal systems in many countries across the globe. Every day, many children and youth are imprisoned, destined to spend the most crucial years of their lives living in inhumane conditions, often for petty or non-existent crimes.
IBJ Youth intends on harnessing the unused, yet the powerful potential of young people by launching the Youth 4 Youth Justice Competition. This competition would enable young people across the world to participate in project developments and to find innovative solutions by utilizing the power of technology to fundamentally transform juvenile access to justice.
Monday, August 24, 2020: Youth 4 Youth Justice Competition Official Launch
The Youth 4 Youth Justice Application process officially opens at this website. We will also be hosting an online launch event in order to formally introduce everyone to the team and warmly welcome everyone on board!
Thursday, October 1, 2020: Application Deadline
All applicants who submit their application before this date will receive recognition of application via email. IBJ must receive the applications by 23:59 (11:59 PM) GMT +1 on Thursday, October 1, 2020, for them to be considered. Applicants can submit their applications via post, email, or via our online application system.
Monday, October 12, 2020: Youth Finalists and Winners Notified
By this date, our judging panel will have selected and will announce the winners of the 2020 Youth 4 Youth Justice International Competition. Prize collection and future project implementation will be further discussed between the core IBJ Youth group and the winners.
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