Our generation has the chance to do things differently. We have the potential to be amazing leaders and to get our friends involved in creating a better world. Teens have always been outraged at injustice – from the Civil Rights Movement, to the feminist, LGBTQ, and immigrant rights movements, and have come together to create lasting change. Let’s do the same to end violence in our relationships and communities.
Our vision is of compassionate, peaceful communities with respect, equity and justice for all human beings. In this vision, all people will work together to make our communities stronger as a whole; and in turn, create powerful future generations where violence against women and girls is no longer a common occurrence and violence in all our communities is no longer accepted. In this vision, we stand together with those who are oppressed and fight injustice, even in the face of resistance.
We want to inspire younger generations and each other to end violence. We have that power to make that change. Are you ready for the challenge?
Movements are about moving people – your friends, family, your school, and community – to action. Think about your friends, adults or organizations in your school or community who support your vision and are willing to help!
Social movements often begin with conversations – conversations among everyday people about the change they want to see in their own lives, their communities, and the world. Our movement to end violence also needs to begin there! So spark a conversation in your circle of friends, school, or community about why creating compassionate, peaceful communities free from violence is important to you!
Organize to build power as a group and using this power to create positive change in out lives. This can be tough! But you don’t have to do this alone! Get others involved! Connect with teens, adults and organzations that are working to end violence. Need ideas for getting involved and creating solutions? Click here!
By submitting your entry, you are submitting your own, non-copyrighted work. You (or your parents/legal guardians if you are a minor) are not entitled to payment for your submission, regardless of it the submission is used or not. By submitting the photo, you (or your parents/guardians if you are a minor) are granting the Idaho Coalition Against Sexual & Domestic Violence, its funders, successors and assigns, the right to use the entry and other information provided with the entry as it sees fit, to the extent allowed by law, including posting on www.lovewhatsreal.com, and in other manner or medium now or hereafter known or devised. The Idaho Coalition Against Sexual & Domestic Violence, has the sole discretion in determining the extent and manner of use of submissions and is not obligated to use any submissions.
Submissions may be used in future Love What’s Real promotional materials. This contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Instagram or Facebook. You understand that you are providing your information to Love What’s Real and not to Instagram or Facebook. The information you provide will be used for verification of your eligibility to participate in the contest and for future Love What’s Real communication. Please direct any questions or comments regarding this contest to Love What’s Real at email@example.com