H. R. 2153, Keeping Girls in School Act.

Summary: To support empowerment, economic security, and educational opportunities for adolescent girls around the world, and for other purposes. (Cosponsors, Bipartisan)

ANGIE CRAIG’S POSITION:  Representative Craig Cosponsored the bill on 11/21/19.

STATUS: Introduced 4/09/19 by Rep. Frankel, Lois [D-FL-21] .

INFORMATION RELATED TO THE BILL:

  • Adolescent girls who remain in school are more likely to live longer, marry later and earn an income to support their families, thus helping the economic prosperity of their communities and nations. However, today over 130 million girls worldwide are not in school. While the U.S. has been the global leader in efforts to expand and improve educational opportunities, particularly for girls, there is still more work to be done to ensure access to quality education and expand girls’ economic futures. This bipartisan legislation brings attention to the systemic barriers preventing girls from accessing secondary education, such as child marriage, religious or ethnic discrimination, female genital mutilation and poor safety traveling to schools.

    “When girls are educated and empowered, we uplift communities and families, reduce poverty, and create a more peaceful and prosperous world,” said Rep. Frankel. “This bill helps girls succeed by tackling obstacles keeping them out of school, like gender-based violence and child marriage.” (Source: Rep. Frankel, Press Release, 4/09/19)

ADDITIONAL DETAIL:

Link to the text of the bill.

Link to bill information (support and opposition) on Countable.

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