Call for Entries: POWA Women’s Writing Project

People Opposing Women Abuse (POWA)
Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
Opportunity closing date: 
Monday, 30 September, 2013
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People Opposing Women Abuse (POWA) is a feminist, women’s rights organisation that provides both services, and engages in advocacy in order to ensure the realisation of women’s rights and thereby improve women’s quality of life. POWA’s uniqueness as an organisation is in providing both services to survivors and engaging in advocacy using a feminist and intersectional analysis. Their work is rooted in the belief that change can only be said to be effective when women’s lives are directly improved through their interventions. POWA also believes that there is no single route to change, and therefore constantly seeks new and creative approaches in their programming to achieve the change they seek.

POWA is calling all women to enter the annual POWA Women’s Writing Anthology Project 2013, under the theme 'Perfectly Imperfect'.

The theme aims at encouraging women at accepting who they are, refusing society’s labels of being “imperfect” and “incompetent” and acknowledging their imperfections as part of that which makes them prefect. POWA is calling for poems, short stories and personal essays that tell of women’s experiences of being 'perfectly imperfect'

The Women’s Writing Project seeks to reach out to as many potential writers as possible with the aim of helping aspiring women writers by providing means designed to support female writers in their endeavours.
The POWA women’s writing project is only open to women and girl children of all ages living in South Africa.

Entry forms are available on

To enter, submit entry forms to

Enquiries: Nonhlanhla Sibanda or Chris Maseko, Tel: 011 642 4345/6, E-mail:

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