UNESCO Prize for Girls’ and Women’s Education

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UNESCO has launched the call for the 2018 Prize’s nominations. The UNESCO Prize for Girls’ and Women’s Education affords recognition to outstanding contributions by an individual, an institution or an organization in favor of girls’ and women’s education. Candidates are nominated by Governments of UNESCO Member States and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in official partnership with UNESCO, which can nominate up to three. As gender equality in education is a basic right and a prerequisite to build inclusive societies, this UNESCO Prize contributes to the accomplishment of the 2030 Sustainable Development agenda, in particular the SDG goals 4 on education and 5 on gender equality and supports the UNESCO’s global priorities.

The Prize for Girls’ and Women’s Education was established in 2015 at the initiative of the Government of the People’s Republic of China for honoring outstanding and innovative practices advancing girls’ and women’s education. It is awarded by two US $50,000 awards to help further the work of laureates in this field. The laureates will be announced in September 2018 by the Director-General of UNESCO based on the recommendations of the International Jury, composed by five experts. The nominations should be based on the project/programme’s potential for impact, innovation and sustainably.

Deadline for submissions: 11 May 2018 (midnight, Paris time). Nominations must be submitted via the online platform, only accessible to UNESCO Member States and NGOs in official partnership.

More information on the Prize website

Contact: gweprize@unesco.org

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