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UNESCO Prize for Girls’ and Women’s Education 2017

UNESCO Prize for Girls’ and Women’s Education 2017

Deadline: May 5, 2017

The UNESCO Prize for Girls’ and Women’s Education honours outstanding innovation and contributions made by individuals, institutions and organizations to advance girls’ and women’s education. It is the first UNESCO Prize of this nature and will be unique in showcasing successful projects that improve and promote the educational prospects of girls and women and in turn, the quality of their lives.

Established in 2015 by UNESCO’s Executive Board, the Prize will contribute to the attainment of the 2030 Sustainable Development agenda, particularly SDG goals 4 on education and 5 on gender equality. It will also support UNESCO’s global priorities included in the Medium-term Strategy 2014-2021 and the Gender Equality Action Plan 2014-2021 (GEAP II).


  • The Prize consists of an award of USD 50,000.


  • Open to ndividuals, institutions or organizations having effectively contributed to the advancement of girls’ and women’s education;
  • Nominations must relate to an established project or programme, and meet the eligibility criteria.

Nomination Process

Nominations can be submitted to the Director-General of UNESCO by Governments of Member States via their Permanent Delegation to UNESCO, and by Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) in official partnership with UNESCO can each make up to three nominations. See nomination process here.
For more information, visit UNESCO Prize for Girls’ and Women’s Education 2017.

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