The UNESCO Prize for Girls’ and Women’s Education honours outstanding innovation and contributions made by individuals, institutions and organizations to advance girls’ and women’s education. It is the first UNESCO Prize of this nature and will be unique in showcasing successful projects that improve and promote the educational prospects of girls and women and in turn, the quality of their lives.
Eligible Countries: UNESCO Member Countries
Eligibility: In addition to these three criteria, the project/programme should:
- 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
- contribute to one or more of the five priority action areas of the Prize:
- 1. supporting girls/adolescent girls to transition from primary education to lowersecondary education and to complete full basic education;
- 2. supporting adolescent girls and young women to acquire literacy skills;
- 3. supporting the creation of a gender-responsive and safe teaching-learning environment, free of school-related gender-based violence;
- 4. engaging female and male teachers to develop gender-responsive teaching attitudes and practices and be change agents; or
- 5. supporting adolescent girls and young women to acquire knowledge and skills for them to adequately transition from school to work and lead a fulfilling life.
Number of Awardees: 2
Value of Program: Laureates receive USD 50,000.
How to Apply: See link below