September 16, 2019
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 In Access to Education for Women and Girls

Country: United Kingdom
Delegate Name: Tristan Gerville-Reache

It is common knowledge among all that education is important. Unfortunately, education is not always accessible to all people in different countries and parts of the world. The United Kingdom is aware that the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) has estimated that globally, around 129 million women and girls are out of school. In response to this staggering statistic, the United Kingdom placed many frameworks to solve this dilemma. We now allow all of our present-day population to be able to pursue some form of education. We recognize that only 49% of countries have achieved gender parity in access to education. The United Kingdom motions to achieve gender parity in a greater number of countries, creating opportunities and chances for women and girls to be educated.
In 1868, the United Kingdom’s first women attended school, although they were not given degrees. In 1975, the European Union (EU), which the United Kingdom joined in 1972, had the Sex Discrimination Act come into force. According to Oxford Royale Academy, the Sex Discrimination Act “banned discrimination on the basis of sex or marital status in the areas of employment, education, training, harassment, housing and the provision of goods and services”.
The United Kingdom recognizes UNICEF’s efforts to support girls’ education. This includes diminishing discriminatory gender norms and harmful practices that deny girls access to education, supporting governments to ensure budgets are gender-friendly, and helping governments eliminate gender gaps in learning. The United Kingdom promotes the formation of gender-friendly government budgets for education. By ensuring budgets are set, funding for access to education for women and girls will increase greatly. We also promote the diminishing of discriminatory gender norms and harmful practices. In response to harmful practices, we provide protection for all of our citizens, and strongly encourage inclusive activity nationally.
The United Kingdom acknowledges that our methods are not applicable to all countries; policies and laws differ between nations. However, we encourage motion toward efforts to support girls’ education. The movement towards promoting the formation of gender-friendly government budgets, diminishing discrimination on the basis of sex or marital status, and protecting all citizens’ education is greatly encouraged by the United Kingdom.

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