The powers of G7 are preparing to sign a collective agreement on girls’ education on Wednesday May 5, committing $ 15 billion over two years to support the education of women in developing countries.
The British government proposes to put “gender equality at the heart of global cooperation to build back better ” after the Covid-19, bring it back BBC. Leading the next meeting of G7 Organized in Cornwall next month, the UK is leading the project for a collective agreement on girls’ education. This must be officially signed on Wednesday 5 May. It will engage the other members of the group (France, Italy, Germany, Japan, United States, Canada) as well as the European Union.
Around a plan of 15 billion dollars, the new objectives formulated by the powers must contribute to providing continuous training to millions of young women in developing countries. The commitment aims to transform “The fortune not only of individuals but also of entire communities and nations”, assures British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab.
In rural areas, 60% of girls drop out of secondary school
Women represent more than two thirds of the 796 million illiterates in the world, according to the United Nations. The organization deplores this inequality of opportunities widened between the sexes and aggravated by territorial inequalities since more than 60% of girls are out of secondary school in rural areas, against 40% in cities.
While 90% of children in low-income countries were unable to read a simple text at the age of 10 before 2020, associations fear that the pandemic has further deepened inequalities, continues the BBC.
Within five years, 40 million girls in poor countries are expected to benefit from the commitment of the G7 to integrate education systems. The international convention also provides for support to businesses run by women or which help to guarantee their independence.
The BBC notes that this announcement comes at a time when the UK government is openly criticized by the United Nations Population Fund and many women’s rights organizations, for having considerably reduced the level of its subsidies to developing countries.
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