UNESCO Prize for Girl and Women Education 2020 is awarded to two laureates who have made a considerable difference for girls’ education in Sri Lanka and Kenya’s hardest-to-reach areas.
The UNESCO Prize for Girl and Women Education honours the outstanding and innovative contributions made by individuals, institutions and organizations to advance girls’ and women’s education. It is the first UNESCO Prize of this nature and is unique in showcasing successful projects that improve and promote the educational prospects of girls and women and in turn, the quality of their lives.
The two laureates were selected by the international Jury from the nominations submitted by UNESCO Member States and partner Non-Governmental organizations. A prize money of US$50,000 will be awarded to help their work in advancing girls’ and women’s education.
Considering the COVID-19 pandemic, UNESCO is going to celebrate the 2020 laureates through an online campaign linked to the International Day of the Girl Child. The celebration will feature video messages from UNESCO Director-General Audrey Azoulay and Professor Peng Liyuan, First Lady of the People’s Republic of China, and UNESCO Special Envoy for the Advancement of Girls’ and Women’s Education.
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