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prospering for they are getting a lot of support from their educated girls. This is reverse to most of the homes which have ensured that their boys have acquired that best education. Gender; because girls usually have a lower social status than their brothers, their education is valued less. When resources are scarce and there are both real and opportunity costs associated with going to school, many families opt to educate their boys over their girls. Child marriage; girls are entering into marriages at an alarming rate. they are married often early to alleviate their family’s financial burden, far before they are ready for marriage physically and mentally. This early marriage is seen as a waste of resources spent in the attempt to educate her. Violence; safety remains a critical barrier for girls to attend schools. if the journey to school and the school environment are not safe, parents will not enroll their daughters and these girls will not attend unless alternative means of transport is provided. Fees; the costs of tuition and textbooks can amount to 5% to 10% of average household income and 20% to 30% of household income for poor families. this difference makes parents from lower class to send the boy child to school and ignoring the girl child who is usually referred to ‘ a person of many homes ’ and more often forced to drop out of school. The sustainability and progress of all regions depends on the success of women across the globe. As President Obama said while addressing the United Nations General Assembly in 2012, “The
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future must not belong to those who bully women. It must be shaped by girls who go to school and those who stand for a world where our daughters can live their dreams just like our sons.” The following are the benefits of educating a girl child; Improving family well-being - Educating women and girls is one of the most cost-effective ways to spur development. Each year that a girl attends school beyond fourth grade results in a 20 percent increase in wages. When an educated woman’s income increases, she will invest 90% of that money in her family, generating economic empowerment and stabilizing communities. Educated women marry later; have fewer children and better prenatal care. Their children have higher survival rates, better health and nutrition, and are more likely to attend and succeed in school, creating a ripple effect throughout society. . Political Representation - 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 around empowerment will ease this gap. Thriving Babies - According to the United Nations Girls’ Education Initiative, children of educated mothers are twice as likely to survive past the age of five. Children of educated women are less likely to die before their first birthday. Girls who receive an education are less likely to contact HIV & AIDS, and thus, less likely to pass it onto their children. Primary education alone
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