In many countries living in extremely poor conditions, not only is basic health an issue but also the lack of education. Although it is a necessity, “more than 72 million children of primary education age are not in school and 759 million adults are illiterate” (Rights to Education 1). The deprivation of education should be taken serious if a change is wanted. People need to become aware of how important education is and the benefit that it has. Douglas and Malala struggled to gain an education in order to resist control by others, which affected their lives in multiple ways; however, they were able to reveal the value of education to all.
Why do some groups have the status that they do? On this planet, Revolutions have played a vital role in shaping the people, and for this reason, there have been countless changes. However, when analyzing the American Revolution, it brought little to no reform for African Americans, Native Americans, and women. Of the three, women would receive the biggest increase in status, followed by African Americans, and Native Americans would slip in rank. These groups would acquire some modification with mixed results. Unfortunately, it would take years to truly see a difference in their standing.
The world is full of problems, but an issue that I have chosen to shed some light on is the education in Burkina Faso or rather the lack of education for females in Burkina Faso. Burkina Faso is a country with very low literacy rates and just does not have a very good education system. The education system is charging large amounts of money to the very poor families who barely have enough money to keep all of their family living. In the article, “It’s Not Just About the Boys. Get Girls into School,” written by Jonathan Alter and published on Newsweek he focuses on spreading awareness about all the reasons in which certain children in Burkina Faso are not getting the proper education if they are getting any education at all. In the article,
Little or lack of education is a primary negative to the industrial revolution. An example is “C: what are your hours of labor in the mills? B: From 5 in the morning till 9 at night, when they were thronged” (Document 9). This is an example of a child at work at 5am till 9pm instead of being at school. This is bad because young kids need an education at least 12 years. Another example of little to no education is “The Encarta Photograph shows all the children playing on the fire escape”(Document 6). This is a picture evidence that kids did not go to school and are at home cleaning. Now days we have a law that it is mandatory for students to get an education from 1-12 grade. My next example is what happened because they did not have an education.
Peterson and Runyan describe lenses as a way of focusing one’s attention in particular ways. The lenses filter what we look at and enable people to see things in greater detail or more accurately or in better relation to certain things. Overall, lenses simplify our thinking (Peterson and Runyan). Lenses matter when studying gender because it is a lens through which all of us see and organize reality. Lenses matter when studying global politics because they are used to make sense of the events and institutions that are studied (Peterson and Runyan). According to the reading, world politics is gendered due to the worldwide institutionalization of gender differences and it being a major underpinning of structural inequalities of significance to
A Republican Mother is an educated mother who had a great impact on all of the upcoming generations. Without this idea of a Republican mother, women would not have the rights they do today. If women did not speak up this idea never would have came around to drastically change life forever for them. The republican mother sets the example on how women are supposed to act, while setting the base for women to grow on.
Growing up in a big Hmong family, I was never the right child to begin with. It was believed and practiced that boys are the one and only person that will carry on the family clan name to the next generation. Women on the other hand, were viewed the opposite compared to men. Women were expected to marry at a young age and leave their family behind to go live with their husband side of the family. Because of this, women were often not being supported in getting an education. Getting an education is a way harder and darker road for women compared to men. From my point of view as a kid in Laos, men have only a few roles which include going to school and farming. Women, however, have many roles from farming to cooking and if they are fortunate enough, schooling.
Equality of genders is a basic human right that all should posses. However, in the novel A Thousand Splendid Suns, by Khaled Hosseini, the reader explores Afghanistan’s true nature of extreme gender inequality towards women and how it affects all the characters within the novel. The novel explores how within a marriage, women have unequal rights, undergo major amounts of physical abuse, and are emotionally and mentally tormented by their very own supposedly beloved husbands.
Our educational system is failing us. The United States of America is supposed to be the “greatest” country in the world but statistics are showing that our government/educational system is failing us; children/young adults of the nation. Being a student of a middle ranked school in Arizona, I personally have had a first-hand feel for how good and/or bad teaching affects students. Just in high school I have had teachers that would just assign websites as our lesson and even teachers that sit at their desk for the whole hour; don’t even go over the mindset, homework, and maybe only show one problem so that we’ll know what the homework will be like. Until sophomore year I didn’t even know the differences between you’re, your, too, and to. Even
What should come into mind when discussing education in developing nations is that what the students in these impoverished regions need are not more academic skills, but rather life skills that enable them to improve their financial prospects and well-being. These may include financial literacy, health management and so forth. These children do not need more of math or geography because education in developing countries completely differ from the developed nations
This essay will discuss how gender inequality in education affects economic growth of a country. Gender inequality can be defined as unequal treatment and opportunities based on gender. The gender inequality in education is one of the most serious global issues that affect economic growth. There are studies revealing that only 39% of countries provide both genders with equal access to education. This shows that there are countries where women and men are not treated equally.
The concept of women empowerment seems to have been used in the 1980s by third world feminists ‘to address the issue of gender differences that exist in the control and distribution of resources’ (Datta & Kornberg, 2002). There is however lack of consensus on its major characteristics. According to Datta and Kornberg (2002), women empowerment refers to ‘strategies that women use to increase their control of resources and generate decision making capacity’. Other authors like Batliwala (1994) however have a wider definition. According to this author, empowerment is the ‘process of challenging existing power relations and of gaining greater control over the sources of power’ (Batliwala, 1994).
Plenty of students in the United States dread going to school and would much rather use this time to play video games, watch TV, or even sleep. But in third world countries, children, especially girls, do not have the opportunity to receive an education. These girls would exchange anything in order to attend school and have an opportunity to be independent, educated, and equal to their male counterparts. Governments need to implement policies that guarantee girls education in order to promote gender equality, boost their economy, and prevent child marriage. Research has shown that educating girls will not only benefit each individual girl, but also their community and country as a whole. With more bright minds in a community, solutions will be easier to develop for critical issues. Furthermore, women offer a different perspective from men which will lead to more creative solutions
It is important to link gender equality and sustainable development for a number of reasons. How can we achieve a sustainable future, and reach our development goals if half of the world’s population has their rights, capabilities and dignity ignored? Women’s knowledge should be used to help achieve these goals, they should be viewed as central actors, not victims. Furthermore, to be effective, policy actions for sustainability must redress the disproportionate impact on women and girls of economic, social and environmental shocks and stresses. The lives of girls and women have changed dramatically over the past quarter century. There has been progress, today, more girls and women are literate than ever before, and in a third of developing countries, there are more girls in school than boys. Women now make up over 40 percent of the global labour force. In some areas, however, progress toward gender equality has been limited—even in developed countries. Girls and women who are poor, live in remote areas, are disabled, or belong to minority groups continue to lag behind. Too many girls and women are still dying in childhood and in the reproductive ages. Women still fall behind in earnings and productivity, and in the strength of their voices in society. In some areas, such as education, there is now a gender gap to the disadvantage of men and boys. Gender inequality is seen at the very highest level, with women underrepresented in government decision making positions. Women
More than seventy percent of poor in the world are women, while the number of females living in poverty has significantly and disproportionately increased as compared with men. Women also have unequal access to major economic resources like credit, capital, land and labor. Restricted opportunities for career advancement and employment are available for women. These limitations restrict the capabilities of women to improve their monetary and economic scenario. (Zinn, 2005)