2023 UNESCO Prize for Girls’ and Women’s Education Nomination (US$ 50,000)

Deadline: May 19, 2023.

On International Women’s Day, UNESCO launches the call for nominations for the 2023 UNESCO Prize for Girls’ and Women’s Education.

Despite progress made in recent decades to realise girls’ and women’s right to education, the COVID-19 pandemic, conflict and climate-induced disasters are widening inequalities.

UNESCO believes in the transformative power of education to unlock the potential of women and girls, to advance gender equality, and to achieve just, equal and inclusive societies. 


  1. Governments of UNESCO Member States and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in official partnership with UNESCO are invited to nominate up to three individuals, institutions or organizations who have made strong, innovative contributions in favour of girls’ and women’s education.
  2. Interested candidates are invited to contact their country’s National Commission for UNESCO/Permanent Delegation to UNESCO, or an NGO in official partnership with UNESCO for more information.
  3. Nominated projects must be established and running for at least two years and show potential to be replicable and scalable.


The Prize awards US$ 50,000 annually to two laureates making outstanding efforts in favour of girls’ and women’s education.


Nominations must be submitted in English or French via an online platform, accessible only to National Commissions for UNESCO/Permanent Delegations to UNESCO and NGOs in official partnership with UNESCO.


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