Win up to $50,000 in the UNESCO Prize for Girls’ and Women’s Education 2021

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Are you interested in girls’ and women’s education? Then you should apply for the UNESCO Prize for Girls and Women Education 2021.

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

Application Deadline: May 26, 2021

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Benefits

Two chosen applicants receive an award of US $50,000 each.

Eligibility

The nominations is open to projects/programmes:

  • That have 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 skill
    • 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
  • 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.

Specifications

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

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Application Instructions

Governments of UNESCO Member States and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in official partnership with UNESCO are 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.

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About the UNESCO Prize for 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.

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.

Key Dates and Order of Program

Deadline for submissions is 26 May 2021 (midnight, Paris time).

The 2021 laureates who will receive the award on 11 October 2021 as part of the International Day of the Girl Child celebrations.

An independent International Jury of five experts will assess nominations on the basis of the project’s potential for impact, innovation and sustainability.

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