The three-day G7 summit was held in Quebec, Canada, over the weekend.
What is G7?
The Group of Seven (G7) is an annual event bringing together Canada, the US, the UK, France, Italy, Japan and Germany, which represent more than 60% of global net worth between them.
This year the G7 leaders have said they plan to provide $2.9billion (NZ$3.3billion) to fund education for the world’s poorest girls and women.
The money will help fund equal access to education and learning opportunities in countries across the globe. An estimated 75 million children, many of them girls, are out of school in 35 conflict-affected countries around the world, according to the UN children’s agency Unicef.
In conflict situations, girls are 2.5 times more likely than boys to not be in school.
Investments will support global action to:
- Equip women and girls with the skills needed for the jobs of the future
- Improve training for teachers to provide a better curriculum for women and girls
- Improve the quality of available data on women’s and girls’ education
- Promote greater coordination between humanitarian and development partners
- Support innovative education methods, especially for vulnerable and hard-to-reach groups, including refugees and displaced people
- Support developing countries in efforts to provide equal opportunities for girls to complete at least 12 years of quality education, from primary to secondary school