Pakistan govt, UNESCO to launch ‘Girls’ Right to Education’ Programme


ISLAMABAD: The Government of Pakistan and UNESCO will officially launch the Girls’ Right to Education Programme in Pakistan under the Malala Fund-in-Trust established by the Government of Pakistan and UNESCO in 2014.

According to press statement issued here on Wednesday, the programme will support the government’s efforts in increasing access and improving the quality of girls’ education.

The programme will be implemented in twelve remote districts of Pakistan with low enrollment and poor retention rate of girls at primary level. The programme will have a geographical coverage in all four provinces (Balochistan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Punjab and Sindh) and four federal special areas (Azad Jammu and Kashmir, Federally Administered Tribal Areas, Islamabad Capital Territory and Gilgit-Baltistan).

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