1. National Competition for Girls and Young Women
    ‘If you could influence Government to take action on one issue to improve the lives of women and girls, what would it be?’
    Your winning essay will be taken to the UK govt by the National Council of Women to highlight the issue you've raised. And the winner will be taken to the UN in March 2014 to attend the UN Commission on the Status of Women conference.
    There are lots of other exciting prizes for the runners up.

    This video introduces the seven judges of the inaugural NCW #SpeakOut competition. Each of them is a leader, a winner, a campaigner and a significant woman who is making a change.
    • Shachi Shah, winner, 2012 Women of Achievement, Finance Award
    • Dr Ros Altman, winner, 2011 Women in Public Life. Also independent pensions expert and campaigner
    • Elin Haf Davies, first Welsh woman to row the Atlantic, first female team to row the Indian Ocean and Clipper Pacific Ocean sailor
    • Rebecca Stephens, first British woman to climb Mt Everest and first English-speaking woman to conquer the seven summits, the highest peaks on each of the seven continents
    • Juliet Lyon, Director, Prison Reform Trust. Voted Britain's most admired Chief Executive by readers of Third Sector magazine
    • Baronness Mary Goudie, Chair, Women Leaders' Council at the UN, co-founder of '30% Club' campaigning for equality of representation in Britain's boardrooms
    • Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock MBE, Space Scientist and Campaigner for more women in science and engineering.

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  2. National Competition for Girls and Young Women
    Launch 23rd April; closing date for entries 31st July 2013
    If you are between 13 years and 30 years, NCW wants to know about your concerns!
    Write, using the heading below, on the issue you feel most passionate about!
    ‘If you could influence Government to take action on one issue to improve the lives of women and girls, what would it be?’
    Dr Ros Altmann became famous when she took on the government over the pensions scandal in which 140,000 people lost the pensions they had paid all their lives into when their employers went bust. Over many years she campaigned against the injustice and finally won.
    Dr Altmann is one of the judges in the inaugural National Council of Women 'Giving Young Women and Girls a Voice' competition, 2013. She tells us about some of the challenges she has faced as a woman working in finance and what she is looking for in the essays.

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  3. National Competition for Girls and Young Women
    Launch 23rd April; closing date for entries 31st July 2013
    If you are between 13 years and 30 years, NCW wants to know about your concerns!
    Write, using the heading below, on the issue you feel most passionate about!
    ‘If you could influence Government to take action on one issue to improve the lives of women and girls, what would it be?’
    Juliet Lyon is one of the judges in the inaugural National Council of Women 'Giving Young Women and Girls a Voice' competition, 2013. She tells us why she was keen to be on the judging panel and work with the National Council of Women and what she is looking for.
    Juliet is Director of The Prison Reform Trust which campaigns that only the most violent offenders are sent to prison and the rest are rehabilitated by other means.

    She especially wants to give voice to the 10,000 women sent to prison each year and to those who are on the edges of society and disenfranchised by the situation they find themselves in.

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  4. National Competition for Girls and Young Women
    Launch 23rd April; closing date for entries 31st July 2013
    If you are between 13 years and 30 years, NCW wants to know about your concerns!
    Write, using the heading below, on the issue you feel most passionate about!
    ‘If you could influence Government to take action on one issue to improve the lives of women and girls, what would it be?’
    Elin Haf Davies was the first Welsh woman to row the Atlantic, the first woman to row the Indian Ocean and has sailed the Pacific in the Clipper Race. She was a torchbearer for the 2012 Olympic Games and is a charity campaigner.
    She is also one of the judges in the inaugural National Council of Women #SpeakOut Giving young women and girls a voice competition, 2013. She tells us about some of the challenges she has faced and what she is looking for in the essays.

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  5. National Competition for Girls and Young Women
    Launch 23rd April; closing date for entries 31st July 2013
    If you are between 13 years and 30 years, NCW wants to know about your concerns!
    Write, using the heading below, on the issue you feel most passionate about!
    ‘If you could influence Government to take action on one issue to improve the lives of women and girls, what would it be?’
    Rebecca Stephens was the first British woman to climb mount Everest (in 1993) and went on to become the first English-speaking woman to climb the highest peaks on each of the seven continents -- North America, South America, Europe, Asia, Australasia, Africa and Antarctica. (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seven_Summits). As a consequence she became famous world-wide and is now a sought-after motivational speaker. She also leads team-building treks to mountains like Kilimanjaro.
    Rebecca is one of the judges in the inaugural National Council of Women #SpeakOut Giving young women and girls a voice competition, 2013. She tells us that we only have one precious wild life to live and should go for the opportunities that present themselves -- such as entering this competition.

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Resources for entrants of the 'Giving Young Women and Girls a Voice' competition. Interviews with the judges who offer inspiration, tips and advice to help you write a winning entry.

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