On International Women’s Day, UNESCO launches the call for nominations for the 2023 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.
- The Prize awards US$ 50,000 annually to two laureates making outstanding efforts in favour of girls’ and women’s education.
- Governments of UNESCO Member States and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in official partnership with UNESCO are invited 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 for more information.
- Impact: The project/programme’s impact should be qualitatively and/or quantitatively measureable, and deliver tangible results relative to the invested resources. This can include demonstrable changes in:
- attitudes, beliefs and practices in favour of girls’ and women’s education;
- girls’ educational participation, attendance, completion and learning outcomes; and/or
- removing barriers to girls’ and women’s education, such as gender bias and stereotypes.
- Innovation: The project/programme stimulates, and/or draws on, innovative approaches advancing girls’ and women’s education. This includes new ways of working where “business as usual” has failed, and transformative “out-of-the-box” thinking and actions. The project/programme can demonstrate innovation in terms of:
- the themes covered;
- the methodology employed;
- the channels used to create change for girls’ and women’s education;
- the specific knowledge mobilized about gender-related aspects of girls’ and women’s education in order to elaborate innovative solutions; and/or
- other aspects, such as tools and products advancing girls’ and women’s education.
- Sustainability: The project/programme has taken steps, ideally from its design or implementation phases, to ensure it will have a lasting impact on girls’ and women’s education beyond the project lifecycle. This may include efforts to ensure the:
- continuation of local action in favour of girls’ and women’s education;
- institutionalization of approaches, tools and products, to advance girls’ and women’s education;
- sustainable ways to ensure stakeholders’ mobilization; and/or
- generation of further initiatives to advance girls’ and women’s education as a result of the project/programme.
Nominations must be submitted in English or French via an online platform, accessible only to Permanent Delegations to UNESCO and NGOs in official partnership with UNESCO.
For more information, visit UNESCO.