Application deadline: January 11, 2017


According to the World Health Organization, Gender Based Violence (GBV) is a global epidemic affecting more than one in three women worldwide, at a huge cost to individuals, families, and economies that spans generations.

Gender-based violence (GBV) is a human rights violation perpetrated against a woman or girl, man or boy and has a negative impact on their well-being.

It comes in many forms, including physical violence, rape and sexual assault, child and forced marriages, female genital mutilation, human trafficking, and the denial of resources and services. GBV knows no socio-economic or national boundaries.

It is undeniable that GBV has a significant negative impact on a country’s socio-economic well-being. It is therefore imperative to seek ways to prevent and end gender-based violence to help build a better and more inclusive future in Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda.

Every opinion counts. Tell us, in no more than 500 words; what it will take to end gender-based violence in your country.


Must be a Kenyan or Rwandese or a Ugandan residing in your home country, and aged between 18-28 years.

Selection Criteria

A panel of judges made up of World Bank staff will review the submissions to determine the winning entries.

The winning submissions will be selected on the basis of the following criteria:



•Clarity and Practicality

•Potential for scale-up


  1. A trip to the Washington, DC, April 20-22, 2018
  2. The top five blog submissions in each country will be published on the World Bank Nasikiliza blog, and promoted in the social media channels.

How to Apply

  • Submit your entry by January 11, 2017 here:
  • Submissions through email or mail post are not acceptable

For more details,go to the Official website