Education In Afghanistan Rhetorical Analysis

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Educating Afghan Girls’ Education is one of the most important contributors to having a successful future. In developed countries such as North America, boys and girls are fortunate enough to have access to public education, meaning children can have countless opportunities. However, in countries like Afghanistan girls are marginalized and not offered the right to learn. Afghanistan is a country of war, where women and girls are often the worst victims. In fact, Afghanistan is one of the most dangerous places for a girl to be born. Malala Yousufzai, a female education activist, was a victim of war, targeted by Taliban after becoming an advocating for girls’ rights to have education. Similar to Yousufzai, many girls in Afghanistan stand up…show more content…
Three decades of war have subjected Afghans to harsh living conditions. Leaving most with insufficient resources to survive. Many women are left widowed and are obligated to provide for their families, while having little to no education or skills. The importance of providing education to girls’ is unquestionably beneficial to the Afghan economy. Carolyn Kissane’s essay, “The Way Forward to Girl’s Education In Afghanistan”, argues that “perhaps there is no clearer route to economic development [and] political stability . . . than education” (1). By providing girls access to education the number of economic barriers Afghanistan encounters will substantially decline. Truthfully, education is a key factor in “unlocking the shackles of oppression and subjugation that prevent [girls] from joining and contributing to society” (Kissane). Therefore, benefiting Afghanistan’s economic standing. Girls who receive education are able to better manage their lives by supporting their families, and provide them with the necessary resources to live. Additionally, girls who recieve education will mostlikely create a ripple effect on their daughter’s educational future. As a result, increasing the availability of education to girls will cause a decrease in the number of communities facing poverty. In addition, education will potentially help to increase productivity in the Afghan economy. As Carolyn Kissane…show more content…
Maternal mortality is one of the leading causes of death among Afghan women. In fact, 83% of maternal fatalities are preventable. However, the majority of maternal deaths are caused by minor complications such as hemorrhage and eclampsia (Raja). In the “State of Afghanistan’s Midwifery”, Fatima Raja underlines, the importance of having “skilled attendants, such as midwives, nurses or doctors, who are proficient . . . [in] providing complete care” (11) during childbirth. By providing healthcare workers with proper education the number of maternal deaths will considerably decrease. For example, since enhancing the midwifery programs, maternal mortality in Afghanistan reduced from “over 1600 to 327 deaths per 100,000 live births” (12). Although, the death rate is still high, fatalities will continue to drop as the development of programs continue and regulations increase. Furthermore, age is also a huge factor in maternal deaths among Afghani’s. Many girls giving birth are under the age of 15, most of these girls are not provided with the right education or knowledge to prevent early pregnancies. Giving these girls access to education will provide them with awareness of unwanted pregnancies and sexual infectious diseases. Educating girls’ means having a future with a reduced fertility rate, which allows parents to provide better care for the children they wish to

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