Educating a girl has lasting and important effects on the individual, the family, and the community around. Providing a young girl with the right to an education creates a positive cycle of development that closes the gap of gender equality. As of 2015, only sixty-nine percent of countries have reaches gender parity in primary school enrollment. Educating girls have powerful impacts on the economy as well as the family itself. For example, just one percent increase in the number of women who completed secondary education could raise a country’s economic growth by three-tenths of a percentage.
Organisations and aid agencies have helped many girls get through primary school education, for example, GPE has helped 10 million girls go through school. 28 of their developing country partners have reached an equal number of girls and boys completing primary education. "GPE aims to increase the percentage of girls completing primary school from 74% to 84% by 2018." (10 barriers to education around the world, 2014)Living in a country in conflict or at risk of conflict Because of civil wars around countries have resulted in refugees flee their country, for example, the Syria war has resulted in many schools to close down. "In 2011, around 50% of all of the world’s out-of-school children were living in countries affected by conflict."
The increasing significance of education equity is based on the foundation that an individual’s level of education directly relates to future quality of life. Therefore, an academic system that monitors educational equity and equality
Thus meaning, a man and woman working in the same position should be entitled to the same pay. Closing the pay gap has been a long term goal set by the EU, aiming to achieve gender equality in the work place. The EU as a whole intends to close the gender pay gap and to earn the objectives of the Europe 2020 Strategy which is the EU’s growth strategy for this decade. “The Strategy aims to create more and better jobs, to achieve a higher employment rate for women as part of the overall employment target of 75% for all 20-64 year-olds, and to ensure that there are 20 million fewer people in or at risk of poverty and social exclusion by 2020.” Ultimately the EU has already been progressive in working toward these
Imagine being so hungry you can’t even move. Having to sleep in a house made of dirt, or being so thirsty because there is no safe drinking water. People around the World face these problems everyday. 328,000,000 children live in extreme poverty, and 1 in 10 people live on less than $1.90 a day. The conditions they live in are horrible and everyone should do what they can to help end poverty and world hunger.
The matter of subject take-up patterns from early second level education reveals that gender differences have hardly changed over time. On entering second level schools onwards, students tend to follow the path of traditional gender stereotypes when it comes to the subjects they study. It can be widely seen that males outnumber females in the take-up of “practical studies” for example in technical drawing, construction studies and engineering whereas more females than males tend to study home economics, art, music and European languages. However one must take into account the fact that in Ireland approximately 36 per cent of second-level pupils today attend single-sex schools, unlike other European countries where there are no single sex schools (Department of Education and Science, 2007). The fact that these schools are single sex only the tend to provide subjects based on the students they house leaving girls with only the choice from the traditional “female” subjects to study and likewise boys have only the traditional “male subjects” to choose from.
According to the EFA Global Monitoring Report 2013/2014, only 60% of all countries achieved gender equality in enrollment in elementary school, and only 38% in middle school. There are five barriers which make it difficult for girls to go to school: the stereotypes or conventions of society, the lack of laws to keep safety of girls, the economic issues, the lack of protected private bathrooms, the high possibility of violence or physical punishment, and the lack of female teachers. Furthermore, some parents think that it’s not necessary for girls to be educated because they are not educated, too. All boys and girls must be equal, because every single child has a right to be educated without any barrier between girls and
She believes that, ‘equality in education is equality in all’ meaning that if women can achieve equality with men in education, they will achieve equality in socio-economic and political agenda. Feminist sees school as the only institution in our society that is capable of removing the partiality that we see in our societies in favour of men. For example starting with equal access to education, equal pay, rights of properties etc. According to UN Special Adviser on Gender Issues Rachel Mayanja, “Since the first World Conference on Women in Mexico City “women are still at the same place they were – that is, trying to sensitize the world to the unwarranted and unacceptable marginalization of women, which deprives them of their human rights,” (Mutume, 2005,
The skills that she acquires in school translate into better employment prospects and health outcome for her and her children. They learn how to communicate and engage in the world, becoming useful resources for their country. Outcomes are best when the educational system is reformed into a gender-sensitive, equal institution. With the right policies ad interventions, gender equality in education can give fruits. Successful interventions differentiate greatly: they go from programs reducing costs of education (Gratuidad, Colombia) to enhance demand for schooling; frameworks that "bribe" parents to send girls to
This mechanism promises to lead to a modification of behavior at all levels of society, referred to as ‘gender sensitization’, and is fundamentally connected with ‘gender empowerment’, which involves both males and females. Gender equality in education is something that has been vigorously advocated for over the past decade. Much of the focus, however, has been on equal access to education as opposed to achieving equality within the education system. While acknowledging that gender equity is also crucial, in that in some countries, like the Philippines, boys are at a disadvantage over girls by being more likely forced to drop out of school (Joseph, H.U, 2011), this sub-chapter will focus on gender equality. Policy