Education

Ask Politicians to Help the World’s Most Vulnerable Girls Go to School and Learn

Bobby Neptune for USAID

Your school. Your freedom. And your future.

Can you imagine losing all of this? For some of the world’s most vulnerable girls, this is too often a reality. Girls who are forced into marriage, or fall pregnant early. Girls who face family crisis, or don’t have much money at home.

Girls fleeing war - like Muzoon, an 18-year-old refugee from Syria, who campaigns to ensure that girls can stay in school when conflict erupts around them. Living as a refugee in Jordan, she said “it was shocking to see girls dropping out of school to get married.”

Worldwide, more than 100 million young women living in developing countries are unable to read a single sentence. This cannot go on.

The UK government promised to prioritise gender equality at this year’s Commonwealth Summit. It’s time for the UK - and other Commonwealth nations - to deliver. Send a message calling for the UK, Canada, Australia, India and Malta to help ensure the world’s most vulnerable girls can go to school and learn - including those affected by crisis.