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The World Justice Challenge for Young Changemakers 2024

The World Justice Challenge is a global competition conducted by the World Justice Project (WJP) to identify, recognize, and promote good practices and high-impact initiatives that?protect and advance the rule of law. This year’s Challenge theme is “The Rule of Law Foundation of Democracy” and is dedicated to addressing pressing rule of law concerns that underpin democratic resilience and renewal. To learn more about this theme, please click here.

Aim and Benefits 

Prize

  • Cash awards?($20,000 USD) will go to five initiatives that show demonstrable results and promising prospects for future progress and replication and/or scaling. 

Benefits

  • WJP will select thirty finalists. The finalists will be?profiled on WJP’s website and social media?to promote visibility and uptake of these promising approaches. 

The five winning initiatives will be selected in the following manner:

  • Four winners?will be chosen by a committee of experienced judges. 
  • A fifth winner will be selected by a network of finalists from previous World Justice Challenge competitions.  

Requirements 

  • Initiatives that address at least one of the issue areas in the categories stated above are eligible to apply. 
  • The competition is global and open to applications from any country or territory in the world. As noted, only United States-based projects will be eligible for the U.S. Building Trust Prize. Awards in the other four categories will be given to non-U.S. projects.  
  • The competition is multidisciplinary and open to organizations across sectors, including, but not limited to: non-profits; social entrepreneurs; media; multilateral organizations; local and national government bodies and agencies; businesses/private sector enterprises; bar associations; law firms; foundations; and academics.
  • Collaborative entries among several organizations are welcome. 
  • Entries must be submitted in English. However, please note that entries will be evaluated solely based on the quality of the project itself, and not on the application’s level of English language mastery or ability.  
  • Entries will be evaluated according to the following criteria: 
  1. Impact: the initiative has demonstrably made a contribution to improving an important rule of law and democracy problem.
  2. Sustainability: the initiative demonstrates the potential for sustained operation over time.  
  3. Scaling and/or Replicability: the initiative demonstrates potential for expansion in its current context and/or replication in other contexts (e.g., other geographies, populations, or sectors).
  • Please note that the World Justice Challenge is meant to recognize effective projects and policies already in progress and is not a grantmaking program for new initiatives in development. Applications seeking funding for future initiatives will not be considered. 

Application Deadline

January 31, 2024

How to Apply

Interested and qualified? Go to World Justice Challenge on worldjusticeproject.org to apply

For more details, visit World Justice Challenge website.

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