Peng seeks to em­power fe­males

China Daily (Hong Kong) - - TOP NEWS - By CAO DESHENG caodesh­eng@chi­nadaily.com.cn

Peng Liyuan, wife of Pres­i­dent Xi Jin­ping, called for broader sup­port for girls’ and women’s ed­u­ca­tion to help them en­joy all the op­por­tu­ni­ties that life of­fers.

Peng, also a spe­cial en­voy of the United Na­tions Ed­u­ca­tional, Sci­en­tific and Cul­tural Or­ga­ni­za­tion for the pro­mo­tion of girls’ and women’s ed­u­ca­tion, made the re­mark on Thurs­day in a con­grat­u­la­tory mes­sage to an award cer­e­mony for the UN­ESCO Prize for Girls’ and Women’s Ed­u­ca­tion held in Paris.

Peng said girls’ and women’s ed­u­ca­tion is a sa­cred un­der­tak­ing.

De­vel­op­ing that ed­u­ca­tion and mak­ing pos­si­ble equal op­por­tu­ni­ties in re­al­iz­ing de­vel­op­ment po­ten­tial are im­por­tant mea­sures to make the UN Sus­tain­able De­vel­op­ment Goals a re­al­ity, Peng said.

She high­lighted the role of the prize in en­cour­ag­ing more peo­ple to sup­port the un­der­tak­ing, and praised prizewin­ners for their ded­i­ca­tion to pro­mot­ing ed­u­ca­tional equal­ity and help­ing girls and women ful­fill their dreams.

Peng said that as a spe­cial en­voy, she is ready to work with the par­tic­i­pants to sup­port the gen­der equal­ity ini­tia­tives of UN­ESCO.

The UN­ESCO Prize for Girls’ and Women’s Ed­u­ca­tion, funded by the Chi­nese govern­ment, hon­ors out­stand­ing and in­no­va­tive con­tri­bu­tions made by in­di­vid­u­als, in­sti­tu­tions and or­ga­ni­za­tions to ad­vance girls’ and women’s ed­u­ca­tion.

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