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Thursday 26 November 2020 (All day) to Wednesday 9 December 2020 (All day)

We are calling on students to submit original artwork in celebration of Human Rights Day (10th December). All submissions will be included in an online exhibition on UCL WASH Society’s blog to form part of our fundraising efforts for Water Aid UK. Two winners will be chosen at random and rewarded with a £20 Pizza Pilgrims voucher or a £20 National Book Token according to their preference. 

As well as honouring the continuous efforts for human rights protection around the globe, we want to mark the 10-year anniversary of water and sanitation being formally recognised as vital human rights by the UN General Assembly. Clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene should be a normal part of everyone’s daily life. Without all three, people can’t live dignified, healthy lives. With all three, people can unlock their potential, break free from poverty and change their lives for good. The impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic have exacerbated the challenges many people all around the world have to face daily: entrenched, systematic, and intergenerational inequalities, exclusion and discrimination. It is therefore more important than ever to stand up for human rights and support vulnerable communities all around the world. 

We believe that making art is a great way to think about human rights in a way that empowers us. Making art helps us understand the struggles of others, whether they live nearby or further away, at our own pace. Submissions can take any form, from photos, paintings and sculpture to comic strips. The UK government will double every donation to charities until 4 February 2021 which means that donations raised by the online exhibition will reach even more communities in need of clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene. So please consider donating to our fundraiser here: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/wash-society-ucl

Submission: Please send us (a photo) of your submission via e-mail or upload it to WeTransfer and send us the link. Our e-mail address is  . You don’t have to be a student at UCL. 

Share art, be part of our online exhibition and donate for change. 

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