Education is one of the most important means of empowering women with the knowledge, skills and self-confidence necessary to participate fully in the development process. More than 40 years ago, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights asserted that “everyone has the right to education”

Educating the girl child produces mothers who are educated and who will, in turn, educate their children care for their families and provide their children care and support. The girl child needs to be educated to acquire knowledge and skills needed to advance her status for social interactions and self – improvement.

The Unmatched Importance of Female Education

Increased Literacy

Of the illiterate youth across the globe, nearly 63 percent are female. Offering all children education will prop up literacy rates, pushing forward development in struggling regions.

Human Trafficking

Women are most vulnerable to trafficking when they are undereducated and poor, according to the United Nations Inter – Agency Project on Human Trafficking. Through providing young girls with opportunities and fundamental skills, Human Trafficking can be significantly undermined.

Political Representation

Across the globe, women are under represented as voters and restricted from political involvement. The United Nations Women’s Programmes on Leadership and Participation suggest that civic education, training and all around empowerment will reduce this gap.

Thriving Babies

According to the United Nations Girls Education Initiative, children of educated mothers are twice as likely to survive past the age of five.

Later Marriage

As suggested by the United Nations Population Fund, in underdeveloped countries, one in every three girls is married before reaching the age of 18. In a region where a girl receives seven or more years of education, the wedding date is delayed by four years.

Income Potential

Education also increases a woman ‘s earning capabilities. According to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation, ( UNESCO ) a single year of primary education has shown to increase a girl ‘s wages later in life by 20 percent.

Prospering GDP

Gross Domestic Product also rises when both girls and boys are being offered educational opportunities. When 10 percent more women attend school, GDP increase by three percent on average.

Poverty Reduction

When women are provided with equal rights and equal access to education, they go on to participate in economic activity. Increased earning power leads to reduction in poverty level .

Savitribai Phule

Savitribai Phule as a tradition breaker, the first female teacher at the first girls’ school. When we talk about the girls’ education only Jyotirao Phule is remembered as the champion of women’s education in India. He, along with his wife Savitribai Phule, opened the first school for girls in 1848.

We educate women because it is smart. We educate women because it changes the world.

– Drew Fuast

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