Save Girl Child – To maintain the social equilibrium of our society it is important that both genders girls and boys should be treated equally without any discrimination. A few years back there was a huge reduction in the number of women as compared to men in our society. This huge reduction in the number of women in our society is just because of the increasing crime against women, such as female foeticide, dowry deaths, gender discrimination, and many more.
We live in a society where men intimidate the entire family and where women in a family are only meant for domestic & household chores only. Though this is a very old custom of our society, it still followed by some people in our society. Have you ever thought about why some people in our society still have such a kind mentality? There are basically three reasons behind this illiteracy, unawareness, and wrong parenting. These are also some of the reasons why India is still a developing country.
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Illiteracy is the major reason behind all the crimes that are happening in our country against women. The other most serious reasons for these crimes that are happening is wrong parenting. As illiteracy rates are so high in our country ( especially in rural areas ) that they don’t understand the importance of education for both genders male and female. And as our society has always been male dominating county and women were confined to household work only. Even now in rural area’s education for a girl is not taken seriously. They still keep this mentality that education is only for the male gender.
Article on Save Girl Child
The term girl child represents a young girl who’s not quite at the physical maturity and age of an older woman sadly the girl child also represents a group of people in our global community that desperately need the protection she’s at risk and she’s susceptible to so many different types of dangers – dangers such as human trafficking, female genital mutilation violence, and the list goes on.
Women in many parts of the world are considered second-class citizens then the girl child is on the bottom of the list today we live in a generation with the highest number of girl children there are 1.1 billion girls but did you know that every 10 seconds rather a girl child dies at the hands of violence and there are 120 million girls that are subjected to sexual abuse and violence and the number keeps rising because 80 percent of all human trafficking victims are women and girls there are a hundred and forty million girls in our global community today that is subjected to early child marriages.
In some parts of the world, a young girl is married at five years old as sad as is she’s often married off by her own family and her communities all for financial compensation, and yet I couldn’t tell the statistics without mentioning the 200 million girls in our global community that is affected by female genital mutilation.
Education is a key that will hopefully open up a world of opportunities and power of choice but not everyone in this world is as privileged as us event today millions of children ( especially girls ) are denied the most basic of primary and secondary education. Since 2012 the 11th of October is celebrated as “International Day of the girl child“. A whole day dedicated to reminding us of inequality that still exists. But also to celebrate the success of educating the girl child.
Just 39% of girls in rural areas attend secondary school. Women make up more than 2/3rd of the world 716 million illiterate people and globally 65 million girls are not in school. As of now, that is higher than the population of Kenya. These statistics are shocking, to say the least.
It is very important that each and every person in our society (especially women) should learn and understand the importance of education and empowering women in climbing up in the socio-economic ladder.
Though we are living in such an advanced 21 century, even today many girls still can’t get an opportunity for education because of early marriage. This is still the leading issues as to why girls cannot get educated. This happens in most parts of the world.
Presently government of India is also working hard & making aware to people to change the scenario in our society and to spread awareness for the importance of education for both genders. Campaigns like “Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao” and many more. From these campaigns, many parents had become aware now and understand the importance of education for the girl but still, many girls did not get a chance to go to school. There can be one or more reasons behind this. The most common reason is lack of funding others include religious and traditional beliefs or simply being a girl who is not seen as worthy of education.
In some countries, family with limited funds would rather educate their sons not their daughters. Poor sanitation also limits access to education.
Why Girl Child Should be Educated?
It is important to educate the girl child globally as it will help them in tackling child marriage and premature deaths.
According to Overt.org, if all girls have secondary education then in sub-Saharan Africa and southern and western parts of Asia child marriage rates would fall by 64% from all most 2.9 million girls with at least 8 years of education are four times more likely to educate their own children and 9 years of education can enable them to earn about 20% more as adults. That brings us to the economic benefits of educating girls.
Educated girls have gone to become educated women with increased chances of employment and thus can contribute to the country’s economy. They can help in elevate every sector of our country so that we can change our country’s tag from developing to a successfully developed country.
According to UNICEF, increasing girl’s education has a direct impact on increasing a country’s economy. An example of this is in Pakistan women who are working with high skills earn 95% more than women with weak literacy skills. An educated woman is likely to escape poverty in a better way and lead healthy and empowered lifestyles.
The government that are creating funds for educating girls has raised literacy skills amongst them world charity’s and NGO’s working in local communities have shown that raising awareness amongst the community and religious leaders has helped empower girl education, therefore, we should all advocate for education of the girlchild and champion policies that help fund for educational opportunities for the girl child