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Girl-Child Education

Review: Restrictions to Girl-Child Education

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The Girl-child education remains one of the most discussed topics in the globe. With sponsoring effects and plans to remove the barriers causing little progress for girls to attain a proper education.

Globally, about 130 million girls, not currently enrolled in schools. Investment in their future has a high chance to boost their families’ status and inspire the world.

When girls receive a good education, visual profits in all aspects of their lives. They begin to think differently, they begin to make bolder moves divulging against cultural entanglement.

They also earn higher incomes and have healthier children (mentally, physically, socially, etc).

Allowing girls to receive education, helps to fight against climate change and promote economic growth because women have bright ideas to accelerate the growth of any economy.

To protect future generations, we have to do it together. The factors that hinder and prevent women’s education must stop and more support replaced.

Some restrictions that hinder this process are below:

Moral Values

National or religious values are the major factors that moral values. In some countries the values are more rigid for women, making it hard for them to get a quality education or even any education at all to educate them.

The archaic view that women are not meant to have a voice or be outspoken or have a point of view, on that note a girl should stay away from education.

This present world crisis of terrorists standing against girls education is a major obstacle in girls having the opportunity of gaining an education.

The terrorists claim that women belong to home and their duties are only relational to homely things and not vast or vital matters.

Cost

Cost is part of the obstacles that retard girl-child education. With parents having to live on subsidiary means, they have no means of sending their children to school.

Even if a means like a free education program is supplied, parents don’t still have the capacity to buy textbooks, uniforms, or even transportation.

If parents can’t afford the cost of schools, they prefer to send boys to school, instead of girls because they do not value the education in girls and don’t see the need for it.

Instead, they reassign them to house chores duties like babysitting and taking care of sick parents. This creates low-self esteem and a lack of education in girls.

Early marriages are more preferred for girls when no other options though for them, especially when funds aren’t many to support them.

Menstruation

Once in a month, for a few days, after a girl reaches puberty, she experiences puberty. The high chance that most girls miss school because of this natural occurrence that occurs in their bodies is sad.

In some countries, menstruation is a stigma, therefore making this natural occurrence feel like a shame. These shun prevents children from participating in society.

Parents that do not have enough money to buy pads for their children end up disregarding any form of education for their girl child to preserve cost this further restricts girl-child education.

Gender-Based Violence

Physical and sexual abuse, harassment, and bullying are various types of gender-based violence in society.

The stigma and traumatizing effect of surviving rape affect girls-child education, which lowers participation and achievement and increases absenteeism and dropout rates.

Trafficking

The number of girls reported on the news as victims of human trafficking is on the rise. Traffickers exploit girls for forced labor, sometimes rape them, and sometimes force them into marriage.

Girls trafficked face physical and sexual violence as well as mental and physical health issues. This form of abuse is almost as such of slavery as it puts the girls back into a poverty mental cycle.

Such survival from these events damages the mental health of these girls, with no solid redemptive measure to help them causing a stymie in girl-child education.


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