UNESCO Prize for Girls’ and Women’s Education 2023 (US$ 50,000 Prize)

UNESCO Prize for Girls’ and Women’s Education 2023 (US$ 50,000 Prize)

UNESCO Prize for Girls’ and Women’s Education 2023 (US$ 50,000 Prize)

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 favour of girls’ and women’s education.

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.

Funded by the Government of the People’s Republic of China, 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. The Director-General of UNESCO awarded the Prize for the first time in 2016.

Cost/funding for participants

The Prize awards US$ 50,000 annually to two laureates making outstanding efforts in favour of girls’ and women’s education.

Description of Ideal Candidate

The nominations will only be considered if the project/programme:

  • 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
  • has already been running for at least two years; and
  • shows evidence that it may be replicable, scalable and/or provide significant learning potential for initiatives in other contexts

Application Requirements

  • 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.

How to Apply

  • 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: 19 May 2023

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