Gender equality in education is a basic right and a prerequisite to build inclusive societies. Although notable progress has been made over the last 20 years, 16 million girls will never set foot in a classroom, according to the UNESCO Institute for Statistics.
With that in mind, UNESCO established a Prize for Girls’ and Women’s Education, honoring outstanding and innovative contributions made by individuals, institutions and organizations to advance girls’ and women’s education. 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. The Prize was presented for the first time in 2016.
Nominations are due by May 28 for this year’s Prize. For further information, click here.