By: Nikki W.
The Global Campaign for Education, U.S. (GCE-US) today applauded U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton for her remarks at the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization’s (UNESCO) launch of the Global Partnership for Girls’ and Women’s Education.
Clinton, who delivered the keynote speech in Paris, noted the importance of investing in global education for girls and women stating that, “…we know opening the doors of education to women and girls is not just the right thing to do; it is also the smart thing as well.”
The partnership, entitled “Better Life, Better Future,” seeks to bring together governments, nongovernmental organizations and private companies to develop innovative ways to deliver education to women and girls. The partnership focuses on secondary education for girls and adult literacy.
“We are pleased to see Secretary Clinton’s strong support for this critical issue,” said GCE-US Director Joanna Kuebler. “Nearly 800 million people around the world cannot read this paragraph – more than two-thirds of them are women. We could not agree more with Secretary Clinton that empowering girls and women must be ‘a central challenge of international development.'”
[author] [author_image timthumb=’on’]http://dayofthegirl.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/nikki.jpg[/author_image] [author_info]Nikki W. is a Southern girl, a working girl, an adventurous and curious girl. Her passions are travel and Scrabble, and creating a bigger world for girls everywhere. Follow her on Twitter @NikkiWDC[/author_info] [/author]