It advances society as a whole to provide young girls with a high-quality, universal education.
Improved literacy: Almost 63 percent of the 163 million young people who are illiterate worldwide are female. Providing education to all children will boost literacy rates and accelerate development in underdeveloped areas.
Human Trafficking: According to the United Nations Inter-Agency Programme on Human Trafficking, women who are uneducated and underprivileged are more susceptible to being trafficked. This billion-dollar industry may be severely weakened by equipping young females with opportunities and fundamental skills.
Political Representation: Women are underrepresented in politics and have less voting rights than men have globally. The leadership and participation initiatives of the United Nations Women argue that closing this gap would require civic education, training, and overall empowerment.
Thriving Babies: Children of educated moms are twice as likely to live through the age of five, according to the United Nations Girls’ Education Program. The East African nation of Burundi, where approximately 16,000 children die each year, might substantially benefit from foreign aid for school buildings and curriculum development.
Safe Sex: A girl who finishes elementary school has a threefold lower risk of contracting HIV. The World Bank refers to education as a “window of hope” in halting the spread of AIDS among today’s children in light of these facts.
Later Marriage: According to the United Nations Population Fund, one in three girls in developing nations gets married before becoming 18 years old. The wedding date is postponed by four years in areas where girls attend school for seven or more years.
Fewer Families: When more people attend school, the fertility rate gradually declines. Women in Mali who have completed secondary school or more typically have three children. Comparatives without a formal education often have seven kids.
Income Potential: A woman’s purse is also empowered by education because it increases her earning potential. A year of basic school has been demonstrated to enhance a girl’s earnings later in life by 20%, according to the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, or UNESCO.
Growing GDP: When both girls’ and boys’ educational opportunities are provided, the gross domestic output also increases. The GDP typically rises by 3% when there are 10% more women in education.
Reducing Poverty: Women engage in business and economic activity when they are given equal rights and access to education. Improved earning potential and income help fight current and future poverty by ensuring that entire families are fed, clothed, and provided for.
Globally successful women are essential to the long-term viability and development of every region. “The future must not belong to those who abuse women,” declared President Obama in 2012 when speaking to the UN General Assembly. It must be molded by schoolgirls and those who support a society in which our daughters can pursue their ambitions in the same way as our males.