Nominations Open: UNESCO Prize for Girls’ and Women’s Education

Deadline: 20 April 2016
Open to: individuals, institutions, or non-governmental organizations that have effectively promoted the advancement of girls’ and women’s education
Awards: two laureates awarded with USD 50,000 each

Description

Nominations are open for the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Prize for Girls’ and Women’s Education 2016 with a motive to improve and promote the educational prospects of girls and women and in turn, the quality of their lives. The purpose of the Prize is to reward outstanding efforts of individuals, institutions or non- governmental organizations that contribute to the advancement of education for girls and women.

Eligibility

  • Prizes may be conferred upon individuals, institutions, or non-governmental organizations that have effectively promoted the advancement of girls’ and women’s education;
  • Focus on, for example: girls’ transition from primary education to lower-secondary education and their completion of full basic education; adolescent girls’ and young women’s acquisition of literacy skills creating gender-responsive and safe teaching-learning environments, free of school-related gender-based violence (SRGBV) the development of gender-responsive teaching attitudes and practices among teachers; and adolescent girls’ and young women’s acquisition of knowledge and skills to help their smooth transition from school to work and lead a fulfilling life.

Awards

Award Information The Prize is conferred on two laureates awarded with USD 50,000 each, to recognize their exceptional contributions and support their work in advancing education for girls and women.

How to Apply?

Applicants must download the nomination form HERE. Applicants are encouraged to include relevant supporting materials such as videos, publications, CDROMs etc.

All applications must be submitted through National Commissions or non-governmental organizations in official partnership with UNESCO via email at: [email protected] or by post to the following address:

Section of Education for Inclusion and Gender Equality Division for Inclusion,
Peace and Sustainable Development
Education Sector
UNESCO
7,place de Fontenoy 75352 Paris 07 SP,
France

More information on the official website.

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