Inequality in education is common, mostly when it comes to gender discrimination. Girls across the world are less likely to attend school as compared to boys, and mostly in third world countries. Education is one thing that helps both men and women in the same way and generates equal number of opportunities for each of them to work towards the attainment of a better lifestyle. Education makes them realize their social, economic and political rights in their societies. Education is also the one most influential way to eradicate poverty out of many nations of the world. For women, education plays a particularly important role as it’s the foundation for women development, towards a better life ahead. It should be an essential part of any strategy that addresses the gender based discrimination against females that still remains the most prevalent issue in many societies of the world.
Every woman has a right to educate herself. It has been recognized by the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) in 1948. The right to free and compulsory education without gender discrimination has been employed in many human rights conventions. These rights have been further elaborated to address issues like quality and equity, moving forward the issue of what the right to education means, and exploring how it can be achieved. As a minimum: states must ensure that basic education is available, accessible, acceptable and adaptable for all. The right of girls to education is one of the most critical of all rights – because education plays an important role in enabling girls and women to secure other rights.
Primary education empowers women throughout the world. The right of females to acquire education can address some of the very basic and enthralling issues of the society. In many nations there is still a fierce resistant against this idea that women cannot be trusted with education. Education is also seen in some societies as a fear of change and now with globalization, the fear becomes even greater- fear to lose the cultural identity, fear of moving towards the unknown or the unwanted, and fear of dissolving in the many others.
Education among girls is also a way to eradicate poverty. Poverty has been a universal menace that thrives in most economies of the world and is considered as the key obstacle to the enjoyment of human rights. The main reason for this is the fact that poverty results from violations of human rights, including the right to education, which disproportionately affect girls and women. Let us keeping in mind these positive results of female education strive to lower gender discrimination especially in our schools and colleges and try to spread the awareness of getting to as many people we can especially women, because if a man gets education, he educates himself, but if a woman gets education she educates a family.