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As G7 leaders meet to make decisions that affect the future of this planet, and the UK parliament has the opportunity to review its decision to cut aid spending, Phillip Inman, Economics Editor of the Observer, writes in the Guardian about the two most vital measures to take in order to avoid disaster in parts of the African continent: Educating girls, and vaccines. In his article, he recognizes that girls’ education is key to solving the world’s most pressing challenges, including climate change, and cites CAMFED as one of the most important aid agencies of the moment.

Girls’ education is the smartest investment we can make in our future.

Julia Gillard, The Hon Julia Gillard AC, 27th Prime Minister of Australia and Patron of CAMFED

This is also a moment to thank all of the supporters who have joined our global movement for girls’ education, and are investing in young women’s leadership:

A moment to celebrate

Congratulations to The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Prince Harry and Meghan, who announced the birth of their daughter Lilibet “Lili” Diana Mountbatten-Windsor yesterday. We were delighted to be selected as one of the organizations the couple asked their wellwishers to support. Both Harry and Meghan have met with young women leaders in the CAMFED Association from Ghana, Malawi, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe. They have seen first-hand the transformative impact of supporting girls to go to school, learn, thrive and become changemakers in their communities.

A moment to act

Today, Transform Education, a young feminist coalition hosted by the United Nations Girls’ Education Initiative (UNGEI) is bringing together youth leaders to demand a power shift. CAMFED, a founding member and partner of UNGEI, with a leadership of more than 178,000 young women once at risk of exclusion from education, backs this call.

Watch the virtual dialog, recorded 7 June 2021. It urges G7 governments to build forward from the global pandemic by investing in girls’ education, prioritizing accountability and achieving inclusion.

Thank you to our generous recent donors

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Juan reese $13

Tim/Faye Huether $500

irene smith $2000

Maya Woodhall $207.5

Oliver Keegan €12

STEPHANE JORDAN €11

Andrea Cook $100

KEITH BILLINGHURST £30

Wendy Griffiths £15

Geraldine Bess-Solomon $20

Negar Yahaghi €8

Enrique Loy $101

Sanam Shah £222

Lynn Lederer $25

David Rothenberg $25