Apply to UNESCO Prize for Women Education

UNESCO Prize for Women Education

UNESCO has organized the call for nominations for the 2018 Prize for Girls’ and Women’s Education on International Women’s Day, 8 March 2018. It is established in 2015 and 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 USD 50,000 each to help further their work in the area of girls’ and women’s education.

Prize details:

Awarding period: annually

Award amount: 50000 US dollars

Deadline for the application: May 11, 2018

Language of the application: English/French

Announcement Date: September 2018


Which criteria will you be selected by?

The nominations will be assessed on the basis of the project/program’s potential for;

  •   Influence

The project/program may bring tangible results relative to the invested resources. This can include distinct changes in beliefs and practices toward gender equality, girls’ educational outcomes or other relevant issues to advance girls’ and women’s education.

  •  Creativity

This includes new ways of working and changeful thoughts and actions. The project/program can display innovation in terms of the topics covered, the methodology, the channels used and other aspects.

  •  Sustainability

To ensure it will have a lasting impact. This may include efforts to ensure the continuation, institutionalization of project actions and generation of more inspirations.

  •  Other criteria

The project/program should already be running for at least 2 years and proof that it may be planned to further resolve a difficulty or improve other situations. It should also supply to one or more of the 5 Priority Action Areas of the Prize.

  1. Basic education
  2. Ability to read and write
  3. Safe Learning environments
  4. Teachers
  5. Work

Procedure of Nomination

Individuals cannot nominate themselves. Nominations may be individuals, institutions or organizations proposed by Non-governmental organizations( NGOs) in official partnership with UNESCO and UNESCO Member States, who have been working to promote girls’ and women’s education. Interested candidates should contact the National Commission for UNESCO of their country, or an NGO in official partnership with UNESCO.



Online platform 

More information on the Prize website

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