16 Days campaign against gender-based violence (GBV) (Deadline: November 19, 2018)

 USAID/Cambodia is calling on all youths in Cambodia to submit a creative visual response to the following question:  How can young people in Cambodia help prevent and respond to GBV?

  • The competition winners will have the chance to:
    • Lunch with key members of the U.S. Embassy
    • Share their work in the globally distributed USAID Newsletters;
    • Feature in USAID/Cambodia and U.S. Embassy social media and websites, including through a U.S. Embassy Facebook Live Chat;
    • Receive a letter of appreciation from USAID/Cambodia;
    • Present their work/ideas to USAID experts and tour around the USAID compound to learn more how USAID support developments in Cambodia; and
    • Join a roundtable discussion and networking event (refreshments will be covered) with other competition participants and U.S. Embassy staff. 

How to submit and criteria 

  • As a group, individual or a pair, you can send your work to icambodia@usaid.gov. Participants must be between 15 to 30 years old living in Cambodia;
  • Your work can be in any visual format (such as poster, infographic, drawing and video) that can be electronically submitted.
  • Video cannot be more than 3 minutes in length.
  • It must either be in Khmer or in English language.
  • The work must be original produced by the submitter(s). Plagiarism will not be accepted and shall be disqualified from the competition.
  • The submission must contain names of authors/creators/designers and must have a valid email correspondent address.

Evaluation Criteria:

  • Relevant Content (25%)
  • Clarity of Message (25%)
  • Innovative/Creative Approach (50%)


  • Announcement open for submission on Oct 30, 2018 and close on Nov 19, 2018.
  • Results announcement on Nov 25, 2018
  • Lunch, reception and networking event with other applicants and US Embassy staff (date to be determined)

Definition: USAID ADS

Gender-Based Violence (GBV) is an umbrella term for any harmful threat or act directed at an individual or group based on actual or perceived biological sex, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, and/or lack of adherence to varying socially constructed norms around masculinity and femininity. This violence is typically characterized by the use or threat of physical, psychological, sexual, economic, legal, political, social and other forms of control and/or abuse.

16 Days campaign theme for 2018: 

The theme of the 2018 Campaign is “End Gender-Based Violence in the World of Work.”