The University Women’s Club of Montreal Inc. (UWCM) is proud to spearhead the second North American competition of Olympes de la Parole right here in Canada.
The Olympes de la Parole is an academic competition open to secondary school girls. It uses a human-rights approach to reflect on the central theme of gender equality.
If your daughter is a student in Secondary 4 or 5, then she might have been invited to participate in this competition.
The 2018-2019 Olympes de la Parole competition offers participants:
- A platform to add their voices to the global discussion on gender equality
- An opportunity to influence gender-responsive policies
- Another collaborative opportunity to develop and strengthen critical thinking about the impact of poverty on the empowerment of women and the development of the child in Canada.
- The possibility to be among three scholarship winners (first prize $2,000, second prize $1,500, and third prize $1,000)
- The viewing of winning video productions by thousands of CFUW members, shared through UWCM and CFUW social-media sites, and used to promote gender equality
- A certificate to honour the volunteer hours invested in the competition
Participants in this competition are required to:
- Work in a team organized by their schools
- Follow the competition rules
- Present their results as a written report, an oral presentation, and a video presentation to a review panel
- Present their work to the public (if they are winners) during the award ceremony in May 2019 where the media, policy-makers, educators and politicians will be invited to attend
About the University Women’s Club of Montreal Inc.
The UWCM was founded in 1927 by university graduate women involved in the promotion of quality education for girls and women in Montreal. The UWCM Foundation offers scholarships to indigenous and non-indigenous girls and women attending university and college in Montreal.
UWCM is a member of the Canadian Federation of University Women (CFUW), a non-partisan, voluntary, self-funded organization with over 100 Clubs and 8000 members, located in every province across Canada.
Since its founding in 1919, CFUW has been working to improve the status of women and girls, to promote human rights, public education, social justice, and peace. CFUW has special consultative status at the United Nations and is represented at the Canadian Commission for UNESCO.
CFUW is the largest affiliate of Graduate Women International (GWI), a non- governmental organization located in Geneva, whose main purpose is the advocacy for girls and women’s rights worldwide.
CFUW is also an affiliate member of the International Alliance of Women.
Thank you for supporting your daughter’s participation.
Dr. Saôde Savary, Chemist, Ph.D. Public Health,