WOLA: Advocacy for Human Rights in the Americas
2 Jul 2012 | | News

WOLA wants to know: What does overcoming violence in Latin America mean to you?

This year, WOLA’s 2012 Human Rights Awards honor three individuals/organizations that are working in inspiring ways to overcome violence in Latin America. They work with youth at-risk, they promote police reform, and they shed light on corruption and organized crime. Their work is incredibly courageous but creating safer communities in Latin America requires everyone’s help. We must all do our part.

Starting July 2nd and through the end of July, we’ll post questions on Facebook relating to our awards theme. So today we are asking YOU to help us explore these questions:

  • “What does overcoming violence in Latin America mean to you?”
  • What is violence?
  • What causes violence in your community?
  • What does it mean to feel safe?
  • What does it mean to have a good police force?
  • How can the media help to overcome violence?
  • What does violence prevention look like?
  • What does it mean to live in peace?

We invite you to send us your answers in the form of photos, videos, quotes, audio recordings, digital art, music, etc. via our Facebook page or via email at [email protected]. We will use your answers to produce a video that will kick off our Human Rights Awards Ceremony. We will also feature it on WOLA’s website, Facebook, YouTube pages and use it for advocacy purposes.

On July 30th, we will post some of the most compelling answers.

On the technical side:

ONLY submit your own original photos, videos, and images. Only original material will be eligible for entry. You may send in your favorite quotes (written by you or others) as long as they contain an attribution.

By submitting your photos, videos, and other content to this contest, you acknowledge that you are giving the Washington Office on Latin America permission to use, reproduce, modify, and share your content.