To celebrate Human Rights Day on Wednesday 10 December, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office is running a photography competition for people aged 15-30. To enter, all you need to do is post a picture on Twitter or Instagram using the hashtags #ProtectCivilSociety and #Rights365.
Your picture must answer the question ‘why is civil society is important to human rights?’. Here are some suggestions for themes you could focus on:
- Freedom of expression
- Freedom of religion or belief
- Women’s rights
- Abolition of the death penalty
- Democratic processes
- Global torture prevention
- Business and human rights
- Preventing sexual violence in conflict
Selected images will be displayed on 10 December to many influential people, from heads of NGOs to FCO ministers. The winner will be offered the chance to tour the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and to meet a minister.