On International Women’s Day, UNESCO launches the call for nominations for the 2023 UNESCO Prize for Girls and Women’s Education. The Prize awards US$ 50,000 annually to two laureates making outstanding efforts in favor of girls’ and women’s education. Despite progress made in recent decades to realize girls’ and women’s right to education, the COVID-19 pandemic, conflict, and climate-induced disasters are widening inequalities.
UNESCO believes in the transformative power of education to unlock the potential of women and girls, advance gender equality, and achieve just, equal, and inclusive societies. The Transforming Education Summit convened by the UN Secretary-General last September called for a rebooting of education systems to address the gender-based barriers, stigma, and discrimination that hold girls and other learners back from fulfilling their right to education and future life, work, and leadership opportunities. Are you driving transformative change for girls’ and women’s education? Read more about the nomination process for the Prize here. This is going to be a great opportunity for the women community development as well as for their education.
Governments of UNESCO Member States and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in official partnership with UNESCO are invited to nominate up to three individuals, institutions, or organizations who have made strong, innovative contributions in favor of girls and women’s education.
Interested candidates are invited to contact their country’s National Commission for UNESCO/Permanent Delegation to UNESCO or an NGO in official partnership with UNESCO for more information.
Nominations must meet the eligibility and selection criteria set by the Prize. Nominated projects must be established and running for at least two years and show potential to be replicable and scalable. An independent International Jury of five experts will assess nominations based on the project’s potential for impact, innovation, and sustainability.
Consult the selection process webpage of the Prize to learn more.
- the Prize is 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.
- Governments of UNESCO Member States and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in official partnership with UNESCO are invited to nominate up to three individuals, institutions or organizations who have made strong, innovative contributions in favour of girls’ and women’s education.
- Interested candidates are invited to contact their country’s National Commission for UNESCO/Permanent Delegation to UNESCO, or an NGO in official partnership with UNESCO for more information.
- Nominations must be submitted in English or French via an online platform, accessible only to National Commissions for UNESCO/Permanent Delegations to UNESCO and NGOs in official partnership with UNESCO.
- Based on the recommendations of the Jury, the Director-General of UNESCO will announce the 2023 laureates who will receive the award around 11 October 2023 as part of International Day of the Girl celebrations.
Application Deadline: May 19, 2023 (59 Days Remaining)Apply nowOfficial link