UNESCO Prize for Girls and Women’s Education 2023(US$ 50,000 Prize) – Apply For Grant
UNESCO announces the opening of the nomination period for the 2023 UNESCO Prize for Women’s Education on International Women’s Day. Every year, the Prize gives US$ 50,000 to two laureates who have made remarkable contributions to women’s and girls’ education. The COVID-19 pandemic, armed conflict, and disasters brought on by climate change are growing disparities notwithstanding the gains made in recent decades to realize girls’ and women’s right to education.
Firstly, the UNESCO Prize recognizes exceptional and creative efforts made by people, institutions, and organizations to enhance the education of women. It is the first award of this kind from UNESCO and stands out for recognizing innovative initiatives that raise the status of women and girls in society by enhancing their opportunities for education.
All Prize, which is supported by the Government of the People’s Republic of China, is given to two laureates each year and alsoo includes a US $50,000 payment to support their efforts in the field of girls’ and women’s education. In 2016, the UNESCO Director-General presented the Prize for the first time.
Eligibilities For UNESCO Prize for Girls and Women’s Education
Once again, the nomination of up to three people, institutions, or organizations that have made significant, original contributions in support of girls’ and women’s education is invited from governments of UNESCO Member States and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in official collaboration with UNESCO.
The nominations will only be taken into consideration if the program or project:
- has a clear goal of increasing women’s and girls’ education as well as gender equality in and through education. It also supports one or more of the Prize’s five key areas:
- Participation: Supporting females’ progression from elementary to lower-secondary education and completion of their basic education
- Literacy: Supporting teenage girls and young women’s literacy development
- Environment: fostering the development of a gender-responsive and secure teaching-learning environment
- Teachers: eaching-learning environment
Engaging educators to act as agents of change by implementing gender-responsive teaching methods and attitudes
- Skills: Supporting women and girls in acquiring knowledge and skills for both life and work
- has been operating for at least two years andshows evidence that it may be replicable, scalable and/or provide
- Furthermore, significant learning potential for initiatives in other contexts
Eligible Countries For UNESCO Prize for Girls and Women’s Education
Open to All
- Nominations must be submitted in English or French via an online platform, accessible only to National Commissions for UNESCO/Permanent Delegations to UNESCO and NGOs in official partnership with UNESCO.
- Once Again, Based on the recommendations of the Jury, the Director-General of UNESCO will announce the 2023 laureates who will receive the award around 11 October 2023 as part of International Day of the Girl celebrations.
How To Apply For UNESCO Prize for Girls and Women’s Education
- Only National Commissions for UNESCO/Permanent Delegations to UNESCO and NGOs working in official collaboration are also permitted to use the online platform where nominations must be made in either English or French.
- Finally, The International Day of the Girl celebrations’ 2023 laureates will be announced by the Director-General of UNESCO around October.
Application Deadline: May 19, 2023
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