REALITY SHEET: US & & Japan – Collaborating To Advance Girls Education Around …

March 21, 2015 Nemes Education

TRUTH SHEET: US Japan – Teaming up to Advance Girls Education Around the globe

About 62 million women around the world half of whom are adolescent are not in school. These ladies have decreased financial opportunities and are more vulnerable to HIV/AIDS, early and forced marriage, and other types of violence.

Yet when a girl receives a quality education, she is more most likelymost likely to earn a good living, raise a healthy, informed household, and enhance the quality of life for herself, her family, and her community. In addition, women attendance in secondary school is associated with later marriage, later on childbearing, lower maternal and infant mortality rates, lower birth rates, and lower rates of HIV/AIDS. A World Bank study found that every year of secondary school education is correlated with an 18 percent increase in a girls future earning power.

Earlier this month, the United States, under the management of the President and First Woman, announced that it is expanding its efforts to assistto assist adolescent women worldwide access school and finish their education through an effort called Let Girls Learn. This brand-new effort will certainly construct on assets that the international neighborhood, consisting of the United States, has actually made and successes that have actually been accomplished in worldwide main school education, and broaden them to assistto assist adolescent ladies complete their education and meet their capacity.

Japan is also a global leader in global education. Through its School for All idea, Japan looks for to advance education through improving academic centers, teaching practices, community involvement, administration, and health and nutrition. Japan comprehends that the international community shares this concept, and thinks that a thorough method by other donors consisting of the United States, global organizations, NGOs, governments of establishing countries and regional communities is the key to guaranteeing the sustainability of ladies education.

Today we are pleased to announce that the United States and Japan will partner in this crucial area, raising the concern of women education on their shared development agenda. Japan and the United States, through this initiative, will certainly work together in improving the learning environment for girls by collaborating with schools, neighborhoods and academic administration.

As two of the largest economies on the planet, our combined efforts can make a difference. The Presidents FY 2016 Spending plan request consists of $250 million in brand-new and reallocated funds in support of the Let Girls Learn Initiative. Japan will commit Authorities Development Assistance (ODA) in extra of 42 billion yen over 3 years beginningbeginning with 2015 for girls empowerment and gender-sensitive education.

Under this partnership:

  1. Peace Corps and the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), which directs Japans Overseas Cooperation Volunteers (JOCV), will define cooperation through a Memorandum of Understanding between the 2 agencies.

    • This strategic partnership between Peace Corps and JOCV will certainly be broad and incorporate a variety of activities, and will certainly concentrate in particular on advancing girls education through cooperation on the ground in countries worldwide, including Cambodia. JOCV will certainly enhance cooperation with the Peace Corps to assist in girls involvement in the field of primary and secondary education, sports and athletics.
  2. With equivalent governments all over the world, the United States and Japan will enhance focus on women education in our particular bilateral support programs.

    • Structure on present funding and programs at USAID, the State Department, the Peace Corps, and throughout the US government, the United States will work to enhance access to quality education and healthcare, assistance address violence and other barriers to education that adolescent women face all over the world.
    • Japan will focus on girls education in its brand-new international education cooperation policy starting from 2016. In addition, in Southeast Asia, Japan will additionally offer support for building and broadening primary, middle, and high school structures, which is anticipated to benefit 20,000 adolescent girls with an excellent instructional environment.
  3. The United States and Japan support women education through strong dedications to global companies and non-governmental companies concentratedconcentrated on these problems.

    • For instance, the Presidents FY 2016 Spending plan request consists of an increase for the US contribution to the Global Partnership for Education by 40 % over existing financing levels, to $70 million. Japan will certainly double its contribution this year to United Nations Women, to $20 million.

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