• publish: 12 July 2019
  • time: 2:16 am
  • category: Politics
  • No: 9100

Canada commits 12 million CAD to support girls’ education in Afghanistan

Canada has committed 12 million Canadian dollars (9.1 million US dollars) to support girls’ education in Afghanistan.

This is part of 400 million CAD that was announced by Maryam Monsef, Canada’s Minister of International Development and Minister for Women and Gender Equality, during G7 development ministerial meetings in Paris, France, last week.

The commitment is expected to support women and girls’ education in fragile, conflict and crisis situations, in support of the G7 Charlevoix Declaration on Quality Education for Girls, Adolescent Girls and Women in Developing Countries, an official statement said.

Of this amount, Canada allocated CAD 12 million over three years (2019 to 2022) to ensure that Afghan girls, adolescent girls and young women have access to safe, quality education in rural and remote areas of Afghanistan, according to the statement.

The project will be implemented by BRAC Afghanistan

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