Wednesday, the United States House of Representatives passed HR 4481, the Education for All Act. Introduced back in February, this bill builds upon existing US efforts to ensure equal access to education for children around the world. It establishes as US policy the promotion of quality basic education, requiring the US Agency for International Development (USAID) to develop a comprehensive strategy to improve educational opportunities, and improving coordination of USAID’s basic education programs with the establishment of a “Senior Coordinator” position in the agency.
The Education for All Act prioritizes educational assistance to the most marginalized children and countries with greatest need. This includes young women and girls, who so often face multiple and overlapping forms of marginalization that prevent them from accessing quality education.
Read more about how the bill impacts girls here: http://womenthrive.org/blog/education-all-act-introduced-congress.
What's the next step? We're turning our attention to the Senate now, to make sure that they take up the bill before they leave for the election.
>> Tweet at or call your Senator today to tell them that you prioritize quality basic education for all, too, and that you want them to support the Education for All Act.