Antoinette Sandbach – 2016 Parliamentary Question to the Department for International Development

The below Parliamentary question was asked by Antoinette Sandbach on 2016-06-15.

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps her Department is taking to support the education of girls in developing countries.

Sir Desmond Swayne

The UK is strongly committed to providing education for girls. The UK’s flagship Girls’ Education Challenge (GEC) programme is the world’s largest global fund dedicated to girls’ education. UKAID has supported over 6.6 million girls in developing countries to receive a quality education, of whom 1.6 million were at particularly high risk of missing out.