India is still far from achieving gender equality and its skewed sex ratio of females per males bears witness to this fact. Given the prevailing influence of patriarchal values, right from their birth, a lot many girls bear the brunt of gender inequality, gender stereotypes and are treated inferiorly, as compared to boys. No matter how talented and ambitious she is, the girl child often receives the shorter end of the stick. In fear of exploitation and abuse, many girls are not sent to school and kept at home only to be married off early. And even if she is not married off, the young girl is still denied a deserving education, quality healthcare, employment opportunities and equal rights that a boy easily gets.
Importance of Rights of Girl Child | Save the Children India
Education is very important for every child whether boy or girl. It is sad that some communities still discriminate against the education of the girl child. About 57million children around the world are not going to school. If we educate a girl, we educate a family — and a whole nation. Primary education alone helps reduce infant mortality significantly, and secondary education helps even more. The Girls Global Education Fund reports that when a child is born to a woman in Africa who hasn't received an education, he or she has a 1 in 5 chance of dying before 5.
Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao Yojana
Educating a girl child in India is very necessary to remove various social issues against girls in the Indian society. Girls are treated as load and taker of money by the parents especially in the rural areas. Boys are given much value by the parents in India as they are understood as earner of the money and support of parents in future.
Education is the key for women to achieve economic independence. Although women in the majority of countries have the right to an education, equal access to education for women remains a problem. In developing and developed countries alike, millions women do not finish school because they are forced by their society, by their circumstances or by the threat of violence to focus on household, caregiving and child-rearing responsibilities. For the women who are struggling to access education, and for those who want to end educational inequality, I hope that these education quotes inspire you to make a change!