Gender EqualityWomen

She Needs To Be In School

Why Girls Should Get An Education

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Why do girls need to be in school?

What’s the need of education for the girl child when she’ll end up being someone’s wife?

How would going to school help her be a wife?

These are some of the questions most people would likely ask when Education and the girl child is brought up.
Girl child education benefits the society and the world at large in helping to promote economic growth, national productivity, and innovation.

Of the 163 million illiterate youth across the globe, nearly 63% are females. Offering every girl child substantial education will improve literacy rates, therefore, creating a way for development among struggling regions. Education also reduces the risk of Human trafficking.

“Women are most vulnerable to trafficking when they are undereducated and poor”

Education also empowers a woman’s wallet through boosting her earning abilities. According to UNESCO a single year of primary education has shown to increase a girl’s wages later in life by 20 percent

Pretty interesting yeah…

According to research, girl education helps to slow down and reduce the spread of HIV/AIDS by contributing to female economic independence, delayed marriage, family planning and work outside of the home as well as information about the disease and how to prevent it.

When women are provided with equal rights and equal access to education, they go on to participate in business and economic activity.

Girls with good education tend to have better knowledge about health care practices, are less likely to become pregnant at a very young age. School helps to reduce poverty and inequality and drives economic competitiveness.

In the world of politics across the globe, women are underrepresented as voters and restricted from political involvement. The United Nations Women’s programs on leadership and participation suggest that civic education, training, and all round empowerment will ease this gap.

As they say “If you educate a woman, you educate a nation”.

BY Abigail Edonkumoh.

Ore Adeyinka
Oreoluwa Adeyinka is a recent graduate from Georgia Southern University with a Masters of Public Health Environmental Health. Being a child of missionaries she was able to experience different cultures in different countries and that prompted her interest in the environment at a young age.