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October 20, 2021 Wednesday 12:53:38 PM IST

UNESCO Prize for Girls’ and Women’s Education 2021

UNESCO Prize for Girls’ and Women's Education is awarded to REPROGRAMA from Brazil and GIRL MOVE Academy of Mozambique.

REPROGRAMA from Brazil is rewarded for its project, Reprogramming Brazil’s Technology Sector, which is working to close the gender gap in Brazil’s technology sector through the provision of training to thousands of underrepresented and low-income women and girls in coding and other in-demand digital skills. 

Girl MOVE Academy of Mozambique is recognized for its project Unblocking Girls’ Education and Opportunities through new reference model which empower adolescent girls and young women to have fair access to education through mentorship, storytelling, sisterhood circles and a unique model of intergenerational support.

The laureates were selected by UNESCO’s Director-General, upon the recommendation of an international jury, from over 70 nominations submitted by the UNESCO Member States and non-governmental organizations in official partnership with UNESCO. Each of the laureates will be awarded US$ 50,000 to help further their work in advancing girls’ and women’s education.