To mark International Women’s Day this year, on March 8, 2022, Prime Minister Boris Johnson launched a new global partnership with 11 global businesses to improve girls’ access to education and employment in developing countries.
The UK Government will contribute an initial £9m, with the partners providing an additional £11m.
The programme aims to provide high-quality skills training to around 1 million girls around the world.
Improving girls’ access to education is a key part of the UK’s foreign policy, to ensure the build back from the pandemic and prevent a lost generation. Investing in education helps lift communities out of poverty and protects girls from early marriage, forced labour, and gender-based violence.