WE CAN DO MORE!
ACT ON THE RIGHT TO EDUCATION
FOR ALL GIRLS
To: Mr. Eamon Gilmore, Minister for Foreign Affairs & Trade
Mr. Joe Costello, Minister of State for Trade and Development
Dear Ministers Gilmore and Costello
66 million girls in the world are out of education and there are 33 million fewer girls than boys in primary school. We realise how important an education is, and of the need to extend it particularly to girls in developing countries, as this empowers and enables them to build a better future for themselves and their children.
A girl with an extra year of education can earn 20% more as an adult, and this has a knock-on effect to the lives and futures of individual girls, their communities and the way that societies function and view women.
Furthermore, the low number of female teachers contributes to the low number of girls in school in rural areas of developing countries. Girls will also benefit from having role models of independent women in their lives and it will be an impetus for them to pursue their own careers.
For these reasons, we feel that educating girls is an important issue.
Millennium Development Goal Number 2 is to Achieve Universal Primary Education by 2015, and last month Minister Costello announced funding of €4.6 million to UN Women, to support programs and policies that help empower women and girls. We applaud the Irish Government for this and as this is such an important issue, we would urge you to continue to work with your UN and EU counterparts in order to give more urgency to the issue of girls in education, so that Millennium Development Goal Number 2 can be met.
Minister Gilmore, you yourself even addressed the UN General Assembly on September 25th 2013 about the need to agree on a new set of measurable, global goals, with a clear commitment to implement them at a national level. As you said, we cannot eradicate poverty without genuinely empowering women and girls. We firmly believe education is the best way to do this.
Change can only happen if influence is exerted by wealthy, developed countries such as Ireland, and we therefore strongly urge you to take action and encourage support for the many movements for change for girls in education globally.
So that girls across the globe can move closer to living in an equal world, we strongly urge you to explicitly address the pressing issue of girls in education at your European meetings and conferences in the coming months and to demonstrate with our partners both in developing countries and in the developed world that real actions are being taken to promote effective change.
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Education for all Girls Petition
This petition is now closed.
End date: May 31, 2014
Signatures collected: 144
Signature goal: 500
Number of Signatures: 144
|144||Marlena Karkosa||Ireland||May 22, 2014|
|143||Jason Moore||Dublin||Ireland||May 22, 2014|
|142||Theresa Kleineck||Mesquite||USA||May 21, 2014|
|141||Sean Blaney||Dub||Eire||May 16, 2014|
|140||Brindusa Luminita Cimpan||Gura Humorului||Romania||May 13, 2014|
|139||Eugene Barrett||Dublin||Ireland||May 13, 2014|
|138||Murali Rajendran||Dublin||Ireland||May 12, 2014|
|137||Bernadette Barrett||United States||May 12, 2014|
|136||Sarah Louise O'Callaghan||Dublin||Ireland||May 12, 2014|
|135||Ramona Lionti||Gura Humorului||Romania||May 11, 2014|
|134||Josip Komšo||Kakanj||Bosnia and Herzegovina||May 08, 2014|
|133||marie Smith||callan||Ireland||May 08, 2014|
|132||aoife harte||dublin||ireland||May 08, 2014|
|131||Hannah Small||Celbridge||Ireland||May 08, 2014|
|130||Danijela Zuletovic||Sarajevo||Sarajevo||May 08, 2014|
|129||Oana Urzica||Gura Humorului||Romania||May 07, 2014|
|128||Morosan Alina||Gura Humorului||Romania||May 07, 2014|
|127||Michaela Kearney||Dublin||Ireland||May 07, 2014|
|126||Anna Gallagher||Celbridge||Ireland||May 07, 2014|
|125||Katie Molloy||Kildare||Ireland||May 06, 2014|
|124||Keri Moore||Dublin||Ireland||May 06, 2014|
|123||Anna Murphy||May 06, 2014|
|122||chloe mackey||celbridge||Ireland||May 06, 2014|
|121||sarah condon||celbridge||Ireland||May 06, 2014|
|120||emma lee||celbridge||Ireland||May 06, 2014|
|119||Ciara Geraghty||Ireland||May 06, 2014|
|118||Lucy Bryan||Kildare||Ireland||May 06, 2014|
|117||stephanie marsella||May 06, 2014|
|116||Keri Moore||Dublin||Ireland||May 06, 2014|
|115||Niamh O'Connor||Kildare||Ireland||May 06, 2014|
|114||Ellen Carroll||Celbridge||Ireland||May 06, 2014|
|113||Megan Ellis||kildare||Ireland||May 06, 2014|
|112||jade wolfe||kildare||Ireland||May 06, 2014|
|111||Chloe Swords||celbridge||ireland||May 06, 2014|
|110||sarah kirwan||kildare||Ireland||May 06, 2014|
|109||Anjolajesu Benson||May 06, 2014|
|108||Tara Keegan||Kildare||Ireland||May 06, 2014|
|107||Louise Browne||Dublin||Ireland||May 03, 2014|
|106||Jessica Tracey||Celbridge||Ireland||May 02, 2014|
|105||Jake Lyons||May 02, 2014|
|104||Sarah Roche||Celbridge||Ireland||May 02, 2014|
|103||Grainne Burke||Dublin||Ireland||May 02, 2014|
|102||Cecilia Sheehan||Celbridge||Ireland||May 02, 2014|
|101||aine connell||Togo||May 02, 2014|
|100||Hannah Lyons||Clane||Ireland||May 02, 2014|
|99||Aideen Doddy||Kildare||Ireland||May 02, 2014|
|98||maeve connell||celbridge||Ireland||May 02, 2014|
|97||Grace Doyle||Celbridge||Ireland||May 02, 2014|
|96||Aine McGrath||Kildare||Ireland||May 02, 2014|
|95||Shauna Corry||Kildare||Ireland||May 02, 2014|