Protect Access to Education for Vulnerable Children

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Every child has the right to an education

Returning to school every fall is a rite of passage for children in the United States. And yet, in many places around the world, children are deprived of this basic right to education. By advocating to your U.S. legislators, you can help multiply UNICEF’s work to ensure that the most vulnerable children, including those in emergency and conflict settings, can access their right to quality education. The Protecting Girls' Access to Education Act (H.R. 2408 / S.1580) encourages the U.S. Government to make education a priority for children uprooted by conflict and crises. Learn more here.

Fantastic news! The Protecting Girls’ Access to Education in Vulnerable Settings Act was signed into law by President Trump on January 15, 2019. The bill urges the State Department and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) to prioritize increased access to educational, economic, and entrepreneurial opportunities for displaced children, especially girls. Through emails, tweets and face-to-face meetings, you helped put this bill on the radar of your lawmakers. Thank you for taking action to support the most vulnerable children around the word!

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