Call for Applications: UNESCO $50,000 Award to Individuals Advancing Girls, Women’s Education

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UNESCO Seeks Champions for Girls’ and Women’s Education: Apply for the $50,000 Prize!

Does girls’ education matter to you?

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) is taking a stand by awarding a prestigious $50,000 prize to individuals or organizations making significant contributions to girls’ and women’s education globally. Here’s a breakdown of this exciting opportunity and how you can get involved:


Why This Award?

  • Millions of girls are still out of school.
  • Women make up most of the world’s illiterate adults.
  • Gender inequality is a major barrier to education.

The UNESCO Prize for Girls’ and Women’s Education aims to change that. This award recognizes and supports those who are breaking down barriers and promoting quality education for all girls and women.

Who Can Apply?

  • Individuals working on innovative projects in girls’ and women’s education.
  • Organizations making a significant impact in this field.

Who Can Nominate?

  • Governments of UNESCO member countries.
  • NGOs (Non-Governmental Organizations) officially partnered with UNESCO.

Selection Criteria:

  • Projects must be operational for at least two years.
  • Projects must demonstrate a positive impact on girls’ and women’s education.
  • Projects must be sustainable and have the potential to be replicated elsewhere.

How to Apply (Nominations Only)

Important Dates:

  • Application Deadline: May 24, 2024 (midnight, Paris time)
  • Award Announcement: Around October 11, 2024 (International Day of the Girl)

Get Involved!

Do you know someone who is making a difference in girls’ education? Encourage them to apply for this prestigious award! You can also learn more about the award and UNESCO’s work in girls’ education by visiting their website.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):

Q: Can I nominate myself for the award?

A: Unfortunately, no. Nominations must be submitted by a government body or a partnered NGO.

Q: What types of projects are eligible?

A: The award welcomes projects across various aspects of girls’ and women’s education. This could include initiatives focused on increasing access to schools, improving the quality of education, or ensuring safety within educational environments.

Q: Where can I find more information?

A: Visit the UNESCO website for official details. You can also contact your country’s National Commission for UNESCO or an NGO partnered with UNESCO for further guidance.

By supporting quality education for girls and women, we invest in a brighter future for all. Help spread the word about the UNESCO Prize and encourage nominations for this impactful award! Together, we can create a world where all girls and women have the opportunity to learn, thrive, and reach their full potential.

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