The Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), along with the Southern Cone edition of Le Monde diplomatique and the NODAL Latin American and Caribbean News Portal, announced the results of the international short essay contest on the future of equality in the region.
In the framework of the commemoration of ECLAC’s 70th anniversary, which is being celebrated in 2018, 80 young people (48 men and 32 women) from 20 countries and from a multiplicity of fields and professions presented previously unpublished works in the form of short essays, which contribute to the discussion about the future of equality in the region based on their multiple perspectives, dimensions, problems and determinants.
A panel of judges specially established for the contest, made up of experts from the three organizing institutions, did blind evaluations of the quality, pertinence and topicality of the works and selected the following essays as winners (with no ranking among them):
Educational inclusion of youth in the framework of the expansion of secondary-level studies in Latin America and the Caribbean
Equally free in the city
Nicolás Valenzuela Levi
In addition, the panel decided to award five honorable mentions to the following essays (also with no ranking among them):
Potentiating agency from a collective place: Toward equality of opportunities in an unequal society
Leonel Hernández Polo
Populist feminism in the 21st century
Equality: Inequality. The capitalist creed as an argument of the Latin American right
Inequality and the productive structure: Challenges for Latin America and the Caribbean
Fernando Monteiro Rugitsky
Quo vadis, Latin America?: Periphery, structural heterogeneity and the persistent problems of (in)equality
The two winning essays will be published in the Southern Cone edition of Le Monde diplomatique and NODAL, and their authors will be invited to present their work at ECLAC’s headquarters in Santiago, Chile later this year. In addition, ECLAC will publish a compilation that will include the winning essays and the honorable mentions.
ECLAC, the Southern Cone edition of Le Monde diplomatique and NODAL thank and highlight the professional work and commitment to the region and equality present in the essays of all the young people who participated in this initiative.
For more information: results of the contest.