African Union - Africa Educates Her Campaign for Creative Content Movemeback African initiative cover image


AU/CIEFFA invites African girls and women: students, human rights’ activists and teachers/educators to submit creative content showcasing their experiences learning/teaching girls during the COVID-19 related school closures and initiatives being taken by individuals, organisations and nations to ensure girls return back to school once schools start reopening.

Submissions can be in the form of videos, blogs articles, poetry, art, photography or music. Selected submissions will be shared on the AU/CIEFFA Africa Educates Her blog and will form part of the Africa Educates Her documentary to be released at the end of 2020.

COVID -19 has affected over 133 million female learners across the continent and through the Africa Educates Her campaign, the AU/CIEFFA seeks to highlight the experiences of learners at primary, secondary and tertiary education levels during the COVID 19 related school lockdown and further give voice to what young African girls, young women, youth and educators think should be done to promote, encourage and protect girls’ right to education especially during times of crisis.



  • Your video must be between 3 – 5 minutes long, any submission that exceeds 5 minutes will not be considered
  • Use a device with a good camera and can capture sound, for example, a smartphone, a digital camera, a webcam on your laptop or a tablet
  • Shoot your video in landscape format 
  • Find a quiet place to record. Avoid places with wind, traffic, or people talking
  • Record your video in English, French, Swahili or Portuguese
  • Save video in mp4. Format

Blog Articles

  • Your article must be between 600 - 1200 words max
  • Use Arial, Font size 12 and 1.15 Line Spacing
  • Your article must be written in English, French, Portuguese or Swahili


  • Written poetry should not exceed 2 pages
  • Use Arial Font, Size 12 and 1.15 Line Spacing
  • You can submit poetry pieces in English, Swahili, French or Portuguese


  • Images can be in full color or in black and white but must not have filters
  • Your images must be saved in JPG format
  • Must be high resolution images
  • Attach a description of each image in your email


  • Your audio must not exceed 4 minutes
  • Your audio must be saved mp3. Format

N/B The call is open to all African Union Member States 



  • Bring awareness to the issues that hinder girls and women from accessing quality education

About African Union

The African Union, established as a unique Pan African continental body, is charged with spearheading Africa's rapid integration and sustainable development by promoting unity, solidarity, cohesion and cooperation among the peoples of Africa and African states as well as developing a new partnership worldwide. 

Our Headquarters are located in Addis Ababa, capital city of Ethiopia.
The vision of the African Union is that of: “An integrated, prosperous and peaceful Africa, driven by its own citizens and representing a dynamic force in global arena”.

Our mission is to become “An efficient and value-adding institution driving the African integration and development process in close collaboration with African Union Member States, the Regional Economic Communities and African citizens”. 

The values that guide and govern our function and operations are: 
• Respect for diversity and team work
• Think Africa above all
• Transparency and accountability
• Integrity and Impartiality
• Efficiency and Professionalism
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