Investing in girls’ education isn’t just life-changing for girls themselves – it creates ripple effects that can drive change for entire communities and countries. Because when we address the barriers that girls face to education around the world, it has the potential to truly transform our entire world.
This is why we are dedicated to promoting the extraordinary power of girls’ education! It’s estimated that the pandemic has potentially pushed 20 million secondary school-aged girls out of school. And coupled with the already existing 130 million girls out of school, and the barriers they face to education, this has threatened to undo the years of progress and hard-won gains we’ve made for development and gender equality. This is why we must act now to make sure that as we build back from COVID-19, we are including girls’ voices and experiences in our recovery efforts.
The importance of girls’ education cannot be underestimated. When girls have access to quality education, not only are they given choices for their futures and opportunities that can change their lives – they can go on to become educated women who can change the world. Here are just some of the incredible things that can happen when we invest in girls’ education.
The quickest and surest path to creating an equal world is for all countries – as one global partnership for education – to focus on tackling the barriers that keep girls out of school. Because the evidence is clear. Education is extraordinary – and investing in, and promoting, quality education for girls everywhere is the key to transforming the world we want to see.
Plan International Australia is calling on the Australian Government to take action so girls everywhere can complete their education. Australia’s focus on social cohesion and economic recovery will be strengthened through recovery efforts that address girls’ education – particularly secondary education in South East Asia and the Pacific. Add your name and stand with girls today.
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4. Safer, Healthier, Wealthier: How G20 investments in girls’ education improve our world; MalalaFund.
5. Safer, Healthier, Wealthier: How G20 investments in girls’ education improve our world; MalalaFund.