Weather its a girl or a boy education is very important for both.It is sad that some communities still discriminate against the education of the girl child. About 57million children around the world are not going to school And it contains high rate of girls. About 95% of children are not getting primary education.Girls make up 55% of the total and were often the victims of rape and other sexual violence. As the world celebrates.let us look at some of the reasons why girls should get an education.
DECREASE DOMESTIC & SEXUAL VIOLENCE: Educated girls and women are less likely to be victims of domestic and sexual violence or to tolerate it in their families.
IMPROVE SOCIOECONOMIC GROWTH: Educated women have a greater chance of escaping poverty, leading healthier and more productive lives, and raising the standard of living for their children, families, and communities.
An educated girl breaks the cultural pattern of girls marrying as children. Girls with higher levels of education are also less likely to have children at an early age (UNESCO, 2013). Marrying later means she won’t be a child herself when she becomes a mother.
Education protects women from abuse (Atlantic Monthly, May 15, 2014). Smart girls are less likely to be kept down. Girls’ schooling has a protective effect against domestic violence, rape, and child marriage. Each additional year of schooling is associated with a 1% increase in a female’s ability to refuse sex with her partner. Women with some or completed secondary education have an 11 and 36% lower risk of violence, respectively, compared with women with no education (World Bank report, 2014). Educated women are more likely to work outside the home, avoid isolation, and earn income, all of which lessen their vulnerability to domestic and physical abuse.
“Education is development and growth of oneself’. Education makes us capable of acquiring new skills and being able to communicate with others in a civilized manner.
It leads to development of the nation
Women make approximately 50% of the total population. If they are left uneducated then a large part of the nation will not be contributing towards its growth which is a major problem. Therefore, educating women will promote the development of a country.
“From religious restrictions to social prison and to political bondage, women are now saying it is all over.”
Education for women creates exposure to many areas among which is sex education.
If girls were uneducated, then they would be less aware and more dependent on others. They would not be able to enjoy the joys of reading, writing, and learning.Education can only help a person. It makes you stronger and smarter.And now every girl should have the right to be stronger and smarter.
Illiteracy and Ignorance
Factors Responsible for the Lack of Awareness About the Importance of Educating Girls