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UNICEF USA welcomes today’s passage of H.R. 2153, the Keeping Girls in School Act, by the U.S. House of Representatives. Evidence shows that a quality education positively impacts girls’ health, safety and economic prosperity. Too often, girls are kept out of school by child marriage, social discrimination, harassment and violence. This bipartisan legislation would harness the power of U.S. foreign assistance to address the barriers girls face in accessing school through smart investments and coordination between U.S. Government agencies.
UNICEF USA commends the leadership of Rep. Lois Frankel (D-FL) and Rep. Susan Brooks (R-IN) for re-introducing this measure in March 2019 and continuing to champion the bill up until this vote………………………..