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Education: Girls

House of Lords written question – answered on 6th June 2011.

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Photo of Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead Shadow Spokesperson (International Development)

To ask Her Majesty's Government how they are co-ordinating with the European Union and other donors to ensure that priority is given to girls' education.

Photo of Baroness Verma Baroness Verma Lords Spokesperson (Home Office) (Equalities and Women's Issues), Baroness in Waiting (HM Household) (Whip), Lords Spokesperson (Department for International Development)

Department for International Development (DfID) Ministers and officials are in regular contact with their donor partner and European Union (EU) counterparts to help ensure that education, including education for girls, remains a high priority. DfID played a key role in the task team that drafted the EU Plan of Action on Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment in Development. A DfID official seconded to work on education policy at the European Commission led the development of a staff working document, More and Better Education in Developing Countries.

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