UN / GIRLS EDUCATION

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Bono, U2 lead singer and ONE Campaign co-founder, Mary Robinson, Chair of the Elders, António Guterres, UN Secretary General, and Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, UN Women Executive Director today launched "The Drive for Five: A Call to Action to Educate Adolescent Girls.” UNIFEED
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STORY: UN / GIRLS EDUCATION
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DATELINE: 11 FEBRUARY 2020, NEW YORK CITY / FILE
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1.Wide shot, exterior, United Nations Headquarters

11 FEBRUARY 2020, NEW YORK CITY

2.Wide shot, conference room
3. SOUNDBITE (English) Antonio Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations:
“Today we are celebrating the achievement of woman scientists and emphasize the need for girls to have equal access to STEM education and to the career opportunities these skills provide. These are the career of the future and we cannot achieve gender equality in all societies without women playing an equal role.”
4. Wide shot, conference room
5. SOUNDBITE (English) Antonio Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations:
“A good education can boost a woman’s quality of life and open doors to decent work opportunities. It can give women and girls the life skills they need to adjust to an uncertain future, to stand up to discrimination and violence, and to make decisions about health care, including sexual and reproductive health. More broadly, education benefits children, families and societies through helping reduce poverty and enhancing economic growth.”
6.Wide shot, conference room
7. SOUNDBITE (English) Antonio Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations:
“Addressing these issues means working to overturn deeply rooted stereotypes and social norms that see women and girls as less deserving of an education, or that limit which subjects they have access to. Investments must be made in building new skills so that young women are equipped for the changing world of work, and in mobile learning so that education is accessible to women and girls wherever they are.”
8.Wide shot, conference room
9.SOUNDBITE (English) Sonita Alizadeh, Afghan Rapper and Activist:
“We must recognize that girls’ potential and values are infinite. Girls need to be educated, they need to be more than wives and mothers. Through education, they can learn the skills that can help them to pursue a path of their choice. Simple access to education is not enough, girls need quality, quality education delivered by trained teachers.”
10. Various shots, conference room
11. SOUNDBITE (English), Bono, U2 Lead Singer, Co-Founder of the ONE Campaign:
“There is another marriage that sits on, which is a marriage between poverty and inequality and that is also a marriage made in hell. Equality and poverty that’s the larger context that we are in the ONE campaign, we work on that.”
12. Wide shot, conference room
13. SOUNDBITE (English) Mary Robinson, Chair of the Elders:
“Let’s commit to working together to guarantee all girls twelve years of free quality education, to giving them the confident and skills to participate fully in society, employment and leadership, to keeping them safe from violence, and to ensuring their access to health care, to good nutrition and sanitation. If we can do this, we will set off what I think will be a cascade of possibility, and positive change which all of us will benefit.”
14. Wide shot conference room
STORYLINE
Bono, U2 lead singer and ONE Campaign co-founder, Mary Robinson, Chair of the Elders, António Guterres, UN Secretary General, and Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, UN Women Executive Director today launched "The Drive for Five: A Call to Action to Educate Adolescent Girls.”

Speaking at the launching event in New York, UN chief Antonio Guterres reiterated that he is keenly aware of the vital importance of promoting education for adolescent girls, noting that it is an indispensable foundation for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals and for a better world.

Guterres said, “today we are celebrating the achievement of woman scientists and emphasize the need for girls to have equal access to STEM education and to the career opportunities these skills provide. These are the career of the future and we cannot achieve gender equality in all societies without women playing an equal role.”

The UN chief also stated that “a good education can boost a woman’s quality of life and open doors to decent work opportunities.”

He explained, “it can give women and girls the life skills they need to adjust to an uncertain future, to stand up to discrimination and violence, and to make decisions about health care, including sexual and reproductive health.”

Guterres also noted, “more broadly, education benefits children, families and societies through helping reduce poverty and enhancing economic growth.”

Stating that around the world there are millions of adolescent girls whose education has stalled because of poverty, inadequate school sanitation facilities, unpaid care duties and harmful cultural practices, such as child marriage, the UN chief reiterated, “addressing these issues means working to overturn deeply rooted stereotypes and social norms that see women and girls as less deserving of an education, or that limit which subjects they have access to.”

He continued, “investments must be made in building new skills so that young women are equipped for the changing world of work, and in mobile learning so that education is accessible to women and girls wherever they are.”

Also speaking at the event was Sonita Alizadeh who is an Afghan rapper and activist. Sharing her experience of being forced into child marriage twice, she said “we must recognize that girls’ potential and values are infinite. Girls need to be educated, they need to be more than wives and mothers.”

She continued, “through education, they can learn the skills that can help them to pursue a path of their choice. Simple access to education is not enough, girls need quality, quality education delivered by trained teachers.”

Speaking on a panel moderated by Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, UN Women Executive Director, U2 lead singer Bono talked about child marriage. He said, “there is another marriage that sits on, which is a marriage between poverty and inequality and that is also a marriage made in hell.”

Mary Robinson, the Chair of the Elders who champions for climate justice and rights for women and girls said, “let’s commit to working together to guarantee all girls twelve years of free quality education, to giving them the confident and skills to participate fully in society, employment and leadership, to keeping them safe from violence, and to ensuring their access to health care, to good nutrition and sanitation.”

She reiterated, “if we can do this, we will set off what I think will be a cascade of possibility, and positive change which all of us will benefit.”

The event was hosted by the Permanent Mission of Ireland. Working with partners including the One Foundation, the Global Partnership for Education and UN Women, the Mission aims to put a spotlight on adolescent girls’ education and to launch a movement for five transformative actions to get all adolescent girls into school and provide them with quality, relevant education in supportive, safe and healthy environments.
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