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senate Bill S. 1580

Protecting Girls’ Access to Education in Vulnerable Settings Act

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Protecting Girls’ Access to Education in Vulnerable Settings Act

Official Title

A bill to enhance the transparency, improve the coordination, and intensify the impact of assistance to support access to primary and secondary education for displaced children and persons, including women and girls, and for other purposes.


Protecting Girls' Access to Education in Vulnerable Settings Act This bill urges the consideration of the educational needs of vulnerable women and girls in designing, implementing, and evaluating U.S. foreign assistance policies and programs. The Department of State and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) may advance programs that: provide safe, primary and secondary education for displaced children; build the capacity of institutions in countries hosting displaced people to prevent displaced children from facing educational discrimination; and help increase the access of displaced children, especially girls, to educational, economic, and entrepreneurial opportunities. The State Department and USAID may: coordinate with multilateral organizations to work with foreign governments to collect relevant data, disaggregated by age and gender, on the ability of displaced people to access education and participate in economic activity; and work with domestic and foreign private sector and civil society organizations to promote safe, primary and secondary education for displaced children.

bill Progress

  • Not enacted
    The President has not signed this bill
  • The house Passed December 21st, 2018
    Roll Call Vote 362 Yea / 5 Nay
  • The senate Passed December 12th, 2018
    Passed by Voice Vote
      senate Committees
      Committee on Foreign Relations
    IntroducedJuly 19th, 2017

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