G7 Advisory Council report highlights girls’ education as key to gender equality
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Grade four student, Phonsivilay Primary School, Meun District, Lao PDR. December 2018. Credit: GPE/Kelley Lynch
Grade four student, Phonsivilay Primary School, Meun District, Lao PDR. December 2018
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GPE/Kelley Lynch

The 2021 G7 Gender Equality Advisory Council (GEAC) released a report today outlining how G7 Leaders can make progress on gender equality amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.

The report builds on the 14 recommendations presented to G7 Leaders at the Carbis Bay Summit in June. Recommendations call on G7 Leaders to take concrete steps to build back better for women and girls from the pandemic, and proposes robust monitoring and accountability mechanism to hold G7 governments to account on gender equality commitments and progress.

Recommendation three focuses on girls’ education and calls for the implementation of the G7 Declaration on girls’ education:

"At least 12 years of gender-transformative education for all, building on G7 Foreign and Development Ministers’ commitments on girls’ education and, domestically, supporting schools to implement gender-responsive policies to benefit girls’ physical and mental wellbeing."

G7 countries have commited to pledging at least US$2.75 billion for GPE over the next five years and have called on other other countries to make ambitious pledges to ensure a fully funded GPE.

In July, GPE held the Global Education Summit in London, co-hosted by Prime Minister Boris Johnson of the UK and President Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya, and raised $4 billion from donors.

GPE CEO Alice Albright is a member of the 2021 G7 Gender Equality Advisory Council.

Read the full report

Grade four student, Phonsivilay Primary School, Meun District, Lao PDR. December 2018. Credit: GPE/Kelley Lynch
Grade four student, Phonsivilay Primary School, Meun District, Lao PDR. December 2018
Credit:
GPE/Kelley Lynch
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