Gender Inequality For Girls And Women In The World

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“130 million girls are out of school worldwide today.” (Malala Fund). Most of them are expected to never learn how to read or write in their lifetime. Education gives girls power. Power to create a better future for themselves along with everyone else. “If all girls received 12-year education then low and middle-income countries could add $92 billion per year to their economies.” (Malala Fund). Education empowers girls, so they can build a life for themselves by getting a good job and not having to rely on others or live in harsh poverty for their entire life. Developing countries most often lack opportunity for girls to attend school. Even when school buildings are present, boys are favored to receive an education rather than the girls in the family. 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. Education is a human right worldwide. So then why do millions of girls not have this right? There have been numerous organizations created to help girls receive an education. Some progress has been made but there is still so much that

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