Peace essay competition on

“Diversity and peace”

Organized by:  Bangladesh Chapter, Commonwealth Youth Peace Ambassadors Network (CYPAN) in collaboration with Bangladesh Chapter, Common Ground Centre


Timeline for essay submission: 28th February -11th March 2017

Eligibility: Young people from 18 -27 years of age and Bangladeshi National

Language: English

BACKGROUND: 7 winners will be selected as Young Peace writer for 2017

Participants are required to write an original and creative essay (from 500 words to 750 words) discussing the linkage between diversity and peace. The essay should reflect the different aspects of diversity (i.e. cultural, gender, religious etc.) and how it is impacting peace in Bangladesh. The following questions need to be considered while writing essay:

  • Different aspects of diversity in Bangladesh
  • Choose one or more context
  • Linkage between the context(s) and peace
  • Young people’s role regarding keeping the harmony and peace in a community or region.

 Benefit: The 7 best essay writer will get the opportunity to be featured in the Commonwealth Youth Peace Ambassadors Network (CYPAN) along with one certificate for accomplishment on behalf of CYPAN.

Send essay at:  with your name, address, contact details, educational and organizational affiliation etc.


About the Organizers:

Commonwealth Youth Peace Ambassadors Network (CYPAN)!

The Commonwealth Youth Peace Ambassadors Network (CYPAN) brings together young people from across the Commonwealth to upscale and optimise grassroots, national, regional and Pan-Commonwealth efforts to promote peace, respect & understanding and preventing violent extremism. These young people range from community-level and policy-level peace advocates and includes young people who use alternative methods to peace-building from photographers to cartoonists to sportspeople. CYPAN aims at fostering collaboration between members and creates space for policy advocacy as it relates to peace and countering violent extremism. It is an initiative that is completely youth-led and supported by the Commonwealth Secretariat.


 Common Ground Centre is an independent research and outreach institute with particular focus on the development of context-based functional responses to the different forms of challenges of reciprocal conflicts, violent extremism and public diplomacy. The International Youth Action Against Terrorism (IYAAT) is a registered charitable trust fund in Kenya working on bringing the issue of youth action in counter-terrorism efforts amongst the masses. In this context, the term ‘youth’ is used to denote University/College Students being the basis of our focus. Common Ground Centre is the current trustee responsible for overseeing that the International Youth Action Against Terrorism trust fund maintains its duties as laid out in the trust documents and applicable law. Website:



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