Updated Mar 13, 2020CLOSED

UNESCO Prize for Girls’ and Women’s Education

Offered by United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization

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.
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CLOSEDMay 26, 2020Deadline
From $50,000Amount

Mandatory Requirements

Implemented In:
RegionAfrica, Asia and Pacific, Europe and Eurasia, Latin America / Caribbean, North America, Middle East and North Africa and Low and Middle Income Countries
Focus Areas
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:
1. Participation: Supporting girls to transition from primary education to lower-secondary education and to complete full basic education
2. Literacy: Supporting adolescent girls and young women to acquire literacy skills
3. Environment: Supporting the creation of a gender-responsive and safe teaching-learning environment
4. Teachers: Engaging teachers to be change agents with gender-responsive teaching attitudes and practices
5. 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

Please see the attached document for more information about the selection criteria.

Application Directions

Please submit your nomination online.


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