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• Global Citizen reports on a new pledge from the British government to educate girls around the world, not long after Malala Yousafzai called upon world leaders to make such initiatives a high priority.
• While this bold commitment is welcome, there will need to be buy-in from many other governments and organizations in order to advance Malala's cause for the longterm. How can the nonprofit sector play a part?
British Prime Minister Theresa May has pledged £187 million in funding to help get girls across the world into education, as the G7 summit gets underway in Canada.
May announced the funding while speaking at a session specifically discussing how to empower and support women and girls around the world.
She said it was a devastating waste of potential that 130 million girls around the world aren’t getting the vital education and skills they deserve, according to a government press release.
“It is the right thing to do an it is in the global interest,” she will say. “That’s why the UK is leading the way in changing views, opening up opportunities for girls, and bringing parity to the classroom.”
The new support will be enough to help over 427,000 girls in developing countries, those with the most urgent need, to get 12 years of quality education.
It comes after girls' education campaigner Malala Yousafzai called on G7 leaders to prioritize girls' education at this year’s summit, which is being held on Friday and Saturday in Quebec.
Read the full article about education for women and girls by Imogen Calderwood at Global Citizen.