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Around the world, women are facing challenges of economic inequality, access to technology and skills and other services and resources, gender-based violence, limited leadership and political participation, and other issues. We all must rise to these challenges and increase opportunities for girls and women. Microsoft and UN Women are looking for innovative technology solutions to help empower women to improve their lives, their rights, and their futures.
All Imagine Cup 2013 World Finalist teams are eligible to submit their World Finals projects for consideration for this award. Microsoft and UN Women will evaluate submitted projects for relevancy and impact.
The first place prize (US$12,000) and the second place prize (US$8,000) will be awarded to the projects that best address economic inequality, access to technology and other resources, gender-based violence, leadership and political participation, or other critical women’s issues. Applicants will be judged on the potential impact their projects can have on the lives of women, including feasibility to address the target issue and the quality of the application.
Could your project make a difference in the lives of women in your community, region, or planet? If so, we want to hear from you!
UN Women is the UN organization dedicated to gender equality and the empowerment of women. A global champion for women and girls, UN Women was established to accelerate progress on meeting their needs worldwide.
For more information, visit http://www.UNWomen.org.
1st Place: $12,000 (USD)
2nd Place: $8,000 (USD)
May 15, 2013
Applications open for this award
June 14, 2013
Deadline to submit your application
July 11, 2013
Winning team announced at Worldwide Finals