The UNESCO Prize for Girls’ and Women’s Education honours 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.
Application Deadline: 19th May 2023 (midnight, Paris time).
Eligible Countries: UNESCO Member Countries
Number of Awardees: 2
Value of Program: Laureates receive USD 50,000.
Eligibility: In addition to these three criteria, the project/programme should:
- have already been running for at least two years
- show evidence that it may be replicable, scalable and/or provide significant learning potential for initiatives in other contexts
- contribute to one or more of the five priority action areas of the Prize:
- 1. supporting girls/adolescent girls to transition from primary education to lower secondary education and to complete full basic education;
- 2. supporting adolescent girls and young women to acquire literacy skills;
- 3. supporting the creation of a gender-responsive and safe teaching-learning environment, free of school-related gender-based violence;
- 4. engaging female and male teachers to develop gender-responsive teaching attitudes and practices and be change agents; or
- 5. supporting adolescent girls and young women to acquire knowledge and skills for them to adequately transition from school to work and lead a fulfilling life.
How to Apply: Nominations must be submitted in English and French via the online platform, only accessible to UNESCO Member States and NGOs in official partnership with UNESCO. Nominations will be assessed by an independent International Jury of five experts based on the project’s potential for impact, innovation, and sustainably.
Nominations must be completed online by the Permanent Delegation to UNESCO(See in link below) of the concerned Member State, or by an NGO in official partnership(See in link below) with UNESCO, through their official account.