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DFID – SUPPORT FOR GIRLS' EDUCATION IN THIRD-WORLD COUNTRIES – 5 September 2019

[Dr Julian Lewis rose –

Mr Speaker: Ah, yes, the good doctor – Dr Julian Lewis.]

Dr Lewis: In how many third-world countries are girls like Malala at risk of attack or assassination, and do we have any programmes to assist the Governments in those countries to protect them?

[The Secretary of State for International Development (Alok Sharma): I think the simple answer is too many, but the wider work that DFID does on humanitarian support and security clearly aids the objective of making sure that children – girls – are able to go to school safely and live in an environment where they feel that they will not be threatened if they go to school.]