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. UNESCO has launched the call for nominations for the 2019 UNESCO Prize for Girls’ and Women’s Education. It is the first UNESCO Prize of this nature and is unique in showcasing successful projects. Above all, it aims to improve and promote educational prospects of girls and women.
The Government of the People’s Republic of China is funding this award. The Prize directly contributes to the attainment of the 2030 Sustainable Development agenda. It also supports UNESCO’s global priorities included in the Medium-term Strategy 2014-2021 and the Gender Equality Action Plan 2014-2021 (GEAP II).
The prize confers an award of USD 50,000 annually to two laureates each, in order to help further their work.
- Governments of UNESCO Member States and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in official partnership with UNESCO can nominate. Nominations can be of up to three individuals, institutions or organizations who have strong contributions for girls’ and women’s education.
- The establishment of project and its running should be for at least two years. Moreover, the project should show potential to be replicable and scalable, and contribute to priority areas (impact, innovation and sustainability) of the Prize.
- The nomination form must be completed online in English or French via a platform accessible through the UNESCO website under the following link: http://unesco.org/gwe.
- Submit the nominations online through the Permanent Delegation to UNESCO of the concerned Member State, or through an NGO in official partnership with UNESCO, through their official UNESTEAMS account.