The Wall also was a reason and a geographic factor for the Separation of Palestinian families. On the other hand, people who live in the western side of the Wall suffered from daily and serious problems. Passing through gates everyday forced a large number to leave education. For example, the Palestinian village “Barta'a” which surrounded by the Wall and gates doesn’t have schools for high students, that forced many of the students especially girls to leave their schools and not completing the university education. As well as school teachers suffered from indignation and soldiers hatred at checkpoints, in this context the education of girls and women was the more areas affected, due to fear on them pushed some families to force and prevent their daughters from going to schools and completing their education.
Bullies should be punished for their actions because too many kids are killing themselves or losing self confidence and not coming to school. For example bullies make kids unsure about themselves in school and make them hate their everything. According to the article, “My Story Of Being Picked On. From Bullies To Success In Life.” it says kids are being picked on about their everything. It says,“I am starting getting picked on in the 2nd grade, I was picked on by everyone about everything about myself.”(Shawn ND).
(Enhancement of Literacy in Afghanistan (ELA) program) There are many reasons to why the statistics still remain low and some of the reasons are poverty, child marriages, child labour, and limited schools/long travel distances for school. These barriers hold back girls from getting an education which as a whole affects the whole country because if both genders were hold to the same value then there would be more productive and educated members in their society. Additionally, many families and individuals in Afghanistan are suffering when it comes to hunger and malnourishment since they often don’t have enough money to buy food. Therefore, children are often fed the bare minimum in order to stay alive and often that is not even enough. As a result of this, Afghanistan has a very high infant mortality rate of approximately 257 deaths per 1000 live births.
She also blogged about the attack on her school and made a website that works for education. Then many people responded to her message and donated to her website. This infuriated the Taliban and caused the Taliban to make a death threat against her because Malala was standing up against them. “Born on July 12, 1997, Yousafzai became an advocate for girls' education when she herself was still a child, which resulted in the Taliban issuing a death threat against her”(Malala Yousafzai)”. Perhaps the Taliban was afraid of opposition and did not want any people trying to stop them, so they immediately tried to stomp out Malala’s courage.
Gender-inequities are a huge factor causing the low-rate of educated girls in developing countries. In Afghanistan and Pakistan specifically, the Taliban has authority and imposes gender-based violence on girls and women. It is not safe for girls to attend school in these countries because they are risking their life in doing so. In order for girls to receive an education, people’s view of girls needs to change. Countries are not being efficient when half their population is not allowed to learn.
Grace has painfully explains how she has to go through the ordeals of constantly changing the house which also affects her study; all these due to the sickness of her mother. She narrates, “Some of our neighbors often tell me to keep my mother controlled. Some other people supported me; what mistake did I do in order to get abused by other people. The neighbors belong to a different caste and creed. They find it difficult to accept the wrong-doings of my mother”.
Many people, her father being the biggest advocate, believed that “lack of education was the root of all Pakistan’s problems” (page 41). From the very beginning, she went to school, was seen with male teachers, and often refused to wear a traditional headdress, which caused anger even within her own family. This was shown when one of them asked angrily what she was doing without her face covered (page 66) like the Taliban demanded of women. This showed some of her need for control over her own life because,
The gender gap in education has been markedly narrowed. In 2014, the net primary school enrolment rates of boys and girls were both 99.8 percent, meaning that China has achieved the United Nations Millennium Development Goals ahead of time and the proportion of female students various levels of education is at least 46.7 percent. The state has set up special funds to reduce the number of illiterate women. In 2013, the illiteracy rate for females at and over the age of 15 was 6.7 percent, 17.4 percentage points lower than in 1995. Women’s average years of schooling have increased, and the gender gap has narrowed.
For girls, educational opportunities are also limited or restricted; therefore, they become more vulnerable to many cruelties and forced marriages. The overall lack of education is also a huge factor in the increase of child marriage. Families stricken with poverty are more likely to give up their daughters to curb the additional cost. They facilitate domestic violence and sexual abuse in many case studies, which will be discussed below in more detail. Since child marriage exists throughout the world, this paper will serve to highlight case studies and state laws pertaining to child marriage from various parts of the world.