Ask Congress to 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.

Contact Congress in support of the Protecting Girls' Access to Education Act (H.R. 2408 / S.1580). Take action in support of legislation that encourages the U.S. Government to make education a priority for children uprooted by conflict and crisis. Learn more here.

Breaking News! The House of Representatives passed H.R. 2408 on October 3, 2017. Now, it's time to turn our attention to the Senate!

How You Can Help

Contact your Senators and urge them to cosponsor the Protecting Girls' Access to Education in Vulnerable Settings Act (S.1580).

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Support Education For Every Child

The Protecting Girls' Access to Education Act (H.R. 2408/ S. 1580) is federal legislation that encourages the U.S. Government to make the education of children displaced by conflict or crisis a priority in their assistance efforts.

By directing the efforts of the Department of State and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), this bill would increase access to educational, economic, and entrepreneurial opportunities for displaced children, especially girls.

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.