Op-ed: How Canada can help boost girls' education globally | Global Partnership for Education

Op-ed: How Canada can help boost girls' education globally

Class 5 students with teacher Asia Ebrahim; Asfia Badr Basic School for Girls, Nile East Locality, Alfayhaa Administrative Unit, Al-Baraka District, near Khartoum, Sudan. Credit: GPE/ Kelley Lynch

This joint op-ed by Julia Gillard, Board Chair, and Caroline Riseboro, President & CEO of Plan International Canada, highlights the key role that Canada plays in supporting education and gender equality.

The government of Canada has been a strong supporter of GPE, having contributed US$147 million to date with another US$45.5 million committed. However, to ensure that Global Goal 4 is realized, Canada along with other donors will need to step up their support. 

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