Annual Essay Contest

The Harvard GlobalWE Essay Contest shares global student perspectives











In 2015, Harvard GlobalWE launched its annual essay contest at the Beaconhouse School in Islamabad, Pakistan. In 2016, we expanded the contest to schools in Germany and Turkey, with the goal of providing inspiration and encouragement to students who engage in topics relating to global women's rights and freedoms.


We welcome you to read essays from high school students around the world who are inspiring others to learn about and help women and girls who face daily challenges that often define their communities, but not their aspirations. We invited students to respond to the question:


“What is the biggest challenge facing women and girls in your country today?”


Please visit the Harvard GlobalWE Essay Website to learn more and read winning submissions.