The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), invites nominations from individuals, institutions, and organizations who have made outstanding contributions in the fields of Girls and Women’s Education for the UNESCO Prize for Girls & Women’s Education 2020.
The UNESCO Prize for Girls’ and Women’s Education honors outstanding and innovative contributions made by individuals, institutions, and organizations to advance girls’ and women’s education. It is the first UNESCO Prize of this nature and is unique in showcasing successful projects that improve and promote the educational prospects of girls and women and in turn, the quality of their lives.
Funded by the Government of the People’s Republic of China, the Prize has conferred annually to two laureates and consists of an award of US $50,000 each to help further their work in the area of girls’ and women’s education. The Director-General of UNESCO awarded the Prize for the first time in 2016.
The nominations will only be considered if the project/ program has a clear focus on advancing girls’ and women’s education, and the promotion of gender equality in and through education, and contributes to one or more of the five priority areas of the Prize:
- Participation: Supporting girls to transition from primary education to lower-secondary education and to complete full basic education.
- Literacy: Supporting adolescent girls and young women to acquire literacy skills.
- Environment: Supporting the creation of a gender-responsive and safe teaching-learning environment.
- Teachers: Engaging teachers to be change agents with gender-responsive teaching attitudes and practices.
- Skills: Supporting girls and women to acquire knowledge/ skills for life and work.
Call for Nominations
Nominations can be made by Governments of UNESCO Member States via their Permanent Delegations to UNESCO, and Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) in official partnership with UNESCO. Nominations must focus on an established project or program of the candidate specifically advancing girls’ and women’s education. Each Permanent Delegation or NGO can make up to three nominations for any edition of the Prize.
Interested candidates can submit their nominations online by clicking here. Nominations must be submitted via the online platform by the concerned Permanent Delegations to UNESCO or NGOs by midnight of 26 May 2020.
Phone Number: +33-(0)145681008
Email ID: GWEPrize@unesco.org
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