The Issue

Today, 50 percent of the 65 million displaced peoples in the world are under the age of 18 and one in four of said children does not have access to primary or secondary education. Women and girls in these vulnerable settings are often disproportionately denied access to education, which can hinder their ability to find jobs, engage in civil society and access other economic opportunities.

The Bill

The Protecting Girls’ Access to Education in Vulnerable Settings Act will prioritize efforts to support access to primary and secondary education for displaced children with a specific focus on the inclusion of women and girls in foreign assistance programs.



  • Introduced in the House: May 11, 2017
  • Introduced in the Senate: July 19, 2017
  • Passed in the Senate: December 12, 2018
  • Passed in the House: December 21, 2018
  • Became Public Law No. 115-442: January 14, 2019

Borgen Project Efforts

  • Emails Sent: 10,681
  • Number of Meetings: 155



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