UNESCO has recently announced a call for nominations for the 2020 Prize for Girls’ and Women’s Education. This is an opportunity to mark the contributions of various organizations, institutions, or individuals to the education of women and girls. Libraries of course often work to offer various learning opportunities, and library projects that focus on women and girls’ education and learning could be eligible for a nomination!
WHAT KIND OF PROJECTS?
According to the announcement, a project needs to meet the following criteria to be eligible:
has a clear focus on advancing girls’ and women’s education, and the promotion of gender equality in and through education, and contributes to one or more of the five priority areas of the Prize:
1.Participation: Supporting girls to transition from primary education to lower-secondary education and to complete full basic education
2.Literacy: Supporting adolescent girls and young women to acquire literacy skills
3.Environment: Supporting the creation of a gender-responsive and safe teaching-learning environment
4.Teachers: Engaging teachers to be change agents with gender-responsive teaching attitudes and practices
5.Skills: Supporting girls and women to acquire knowledge/skills for life and work
has already been running for at least two years; and
shows evidence that it may be replicable, scalable and/or provide significant learning potential for initiatives in other contexts”
Furthermore, it is good if a project is able to show qualitatively or quantitatively measurable impacts – a change in attitudes, beliefs or practices; girls’ participation in education or their learning outcomes, or removing existing barriers to education – as well as innovation and sustainability. You can find out more about the nomination here: https://en.unesco.org/sites/default/files/gwe_prize_explanatory_note.pdf#page=2
The deadline for nominations is 26 May 2020 (midnight, Paris time)