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:
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
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)
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