The UNESCO Prize for Girl’s and Women’s Education investing in girls’ education transforms communities, countries, and the entire world. Girls who receive an education are less likely to marry young and more likely to lead healthy, productive lives. They earn higher incomes, participate in the decisions that most affect them, and build better futures for themselves and their families. Girls’ education strengthens the economy and reduces inequality. It contributes to more stable, resilient societies that give all individuals – including boys and men – the opportunity to fulfill their potential.
Today, 127 million girls of primary and secondary school age are out of school, three-quarters of children who never set foot in school are girls while women still accounted for almost two-thirds of all adults unable to read in 2019. The UNESCO launches for supporting girls’ and women’s education and providing them with prizes and awards in their favor.
About The 2023 UNESCO Prize for Girls’ and Women’s Education
On International Women’s Day UNESCO launched the call for nominations for the 2023 UNESCO prize for girls’ and women’s education. The UNESCO price for girls’ and women’s education honors 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 perspectives of girls and women and in turn the equality of their lives. During the covid-19 pandemic and in a context where girls and women have been disproportionately impacted by lengthy School closures, the prize is more significant in 2023 than ever before. Ensuring that girls and women have access to inclusive, quality education and learning opportunities must be a top priority.
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Key Highlights of The 2023 UNESCO Prize for Girls’ and Women’s Education
|Name of Programme||UNESCO Prize for Girl’s and Women’s Education|
|Objective||To support girl’s and women’s education|
|Eligibility Criteria||For Girl’s and Women’s|
|Official website||UNESCO Prize for Girl’s|
Objective of UNESCO Prize for Girl’s and Women’s Education
Gender equality in education is a basic right and a prerequisite to building an inclusive society. The UNESCO price for girls and women’s education honors 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.
Benefits of UNESCO Prize for Girl’s and Women’s Education
Funded by the government of the People’s Republic of China, the prize is conferred annually to two laureates and consists of an award of US $50,000 each to help further their work in the area of girls’ and women’s education.
- Governments of UNESCO Member States via their permanent delegations to UNESCO and Nongovernmental organizations in official partnership with UNESCO can make up to three nominations.
- Self-nominations are not accepted.
- Individuals, Institutions are organizations advancing girls’ and women’s education through an established and ongoing project or program which has been running for at least 2 years.
The last date for submission of the application form for the UNESCO Prize for Girls’ and Women’s Education is – Updated Soon.
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Application Procedure for UNESCO Prize for Girl’s and Women’s Education
- The applicant first visits the UNESCO Prize for Girl’s website.
- Now the home page will appear on your screen where you have to scroll down to click on the Online Nomination Platform link.
- On the online nomination link, the nominations must be submitted in English or French, accessible only to National Commission for UNESCO/Permanent Delegation to UNESCO and NGOs in official partnership with UNESCO
- Based on the recommendation of the Jury, the Director-General of UNESCO will announce the 2023 Laureates who will receive the award as part of the International Day of the Girl celebrations.
For more inquiry, you may contact through- GWEPrize@unesco.org