Boris Johnson declares that improving girls’ education in developing countries is the most effective way to “lift societies out of poverty.” Boris Johnson declares that improving girls’ education in developing countries is the most effective way to “lift societies out of poverty.”
Helen Grant, a member of Parliament, has been appointed as a special envoy for efforts to promote girls’ education by the Prime Minister.
It is supposed to be a major theme of the United Kingdom’s presidency of the G7 alliance of major industrial nations this year.
“This has the potential to transform not only the lives of individual women and girls, but also societies and nations,” says the Prime Minister. Millions of children in developing countries did not have access to education even before the pandemic, and girls from low-income families are particularly vulnerable to losing out. If it’s because of poverty or racism.
12 years of education
The Covid pandemic has erected even more barriers to education, with an estimated 1.6 billion children facing school closures around the world.
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As foreign secretary and prime minister, Mr Johnson has previously emphasised the importance of girls’ education in improving the health, wealth, and security of the world’s poorest countries.
He once referred to it as the “Swiss army knife” of growth, since keeping girls in school could help them escape early marriage, boost their job prospects, and provide more income for their children to eat better.
The prime minister said that the international goal of ensuring that all girls have access to a 12-year high-quality education is the “simplest and most transformative thing we can do” to combat poverty and “end the scourge of gender-based violence.”
“A woman’s earnings will increase by up to a fifth with only one more year of schooling” Mr. Johnson said.