Do you know in some parts of the world girls are held back from education or forced to drop out because of early child marriage or pregnancy? This must stop.
In total 263 million children around the world are missing out on an education. Over half of these are girls & 75 million are out of school due to conflict and natural disaster. Providing quality education to all children and young people is essential for economic growth and prosperity around the world. Educating girls, in particular, is critical to achieving each and every Sustainable Development Goal, including climate change, health, economic growth, peace and security.
The government of France has a strong history of supporting girls’ education and education in emergencies. France’s leadership under its new President, Emmanuel Macron, can help make the difference needed to scale up and prioritize education financing this year.
One of the first opportunities for President Macron to use his leadership will be in support of the Global Partnership for Education (GPE). GPE has launched a Case for Investment calling on all donors increase funding to GPE to help reach a target of $3.1B to support 870 million children in 89 countries between 2018 and 2020. We want France, under President Macron, to play a leadership role in GPE’s replenishment by scaling up its support for GPE and by prioritizing financing for education and GPE’s replenishment in the G20.
Without countries like France stepping up we will not come close to achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4: inclusive, equitable quality education and lifelong learning opportunities, for all children by 2030. Join us to call on President Macron now and ask him to support GPE’s next replenishment.