UNESCO Prize for Girls’ and Women’s Education 2018
Deadline: May 11, 2018
The 2018 call for nomination for the UNESCO Prize for Girls’ and Women’s Education 2018 is now open. 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.
Governments of UNESCO Member States and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in official partnership with UNESCO are now invited to nominate up to three individuals, institutions or organizations who have made outstanding contributions in favour of girls’ and women’s education. The Prize directly contributes to the attainment of the 2030 Sustainable Development agenda, particularly SDG goals 4 on education and 5 on gender equality. 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).
Established in 2015 and funded by the Government of the People’s Republic of China, the Prize honours outstanding and innovative practices advancing girls’ and women’s education.
It consists of two US $50,000 awards to help further the work of laureates in this field.
- Nominated projects/programmes must meet the selection criteria set by the Prize.
- They must also have been running for at least two years, show potential to be replicable and scalable, and contribute to one or more of the five priority areas of the Prize.
- Self-nominations are not accepted.
- Interested candidates should contact the National Commission for UNESCO of their country, or an NGO in official partnership with UNESCO.
The project/programme of the nominee will be assessed by the Jury based on these selection criteria.
The project/programme should already be running for at least 2 years and show evidence that it may be replicable, scalable and/or provide significant learning potential for initiatives in other contexts. It should also contribute to one or more of the 5 Priority Action Areas of the Prize.
- Basic education: support girls/adolescent girls to transition from primary education to lower-secondary education and completion of a full basic education
- Literacy: support adolescent girls and young women to acquire literacy skills
- Learning environments: support the creation of a gender-responsive and safe teaching-learning environment, free of school-related gender-based violence
- Teachers: engage female and male teachers to develop gender-responsive teaching attitudes and practices and be change agents
- World of work: support adolescent girls and young women to acquire knowledge and skills to adequately transition from school to work and lead a fulfilling life
Nominations must be submitted in English and French via the online platform, only accessible to UNESCO Member States and NGOs in official partnership.
For more information, visit UNESCO Prize.