H.R. 2408, Protecting Girls’ Access to Education in Vulnerable Settings ActLegislation
To enhance the transparency, improve the coordination, and intensify the impact of assistance to support access to primary and secondary education for displaced children and persons, including women and girls, and for other purposes.
Girls face unique barriers to education in conflict zones, where they are two-and-a-half times more likely than boys to be out of school – making them vulnerable to violence, exploitation, and even radicalization. The Protecting Girls’ Access to Education in Vulnerable Settings Act strengthens existing education programs for displaced children, especially girls, by encouraging the State Department and USAID to better coordinate with the private sector, civil society groups, and multilateral organizations. The bill passed the House on October , 2017.
Markup | July 27, 2017
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