Girls Child Education – Why It Is Importance To Empower Girls?

In earlier times, people thought that girls should only perform the household chores and education is not for them. However, variability is the rule of life and with the wheels of ages, people have realized the importance of girl child’s education.

Every girl has the right to education. Nowadays, girls are giving tough competition to boys in every sector. According to some people, girls should remain in the four walls of the home. Therefore, they opine that girl’s education is a matter of unnecessary wastage of money. This opinion is completely wrong. Girl’s education will create a positive change in this society and its thinking.

Girls Child Education and its Importance

Girls child Education

Girl’s education is involved with huge advantages. Educated girls are able to take part in the development of the society.

Women are capable of sharing the burden of work of men in various phases of life. When girls are provided with proper education and are not forced into marriage in their minor age, they will be capable of serving the society as educators, writers, lawyers, teachers, politicians, doctors, scientists, administrators and lots more. They will able to work at hospitals, banks, government offices as well as large businesses. They can also play a significant role in times of war.

Education is a must for all irrespective of gender in this time of economic crisis. Nowadays, it has become difficult for one middle-class family to fulfill all of their requirements. After getting married, the educated girls can help their family by their earnings. In addition, even the death of the husband, an educated woman will not face financial difficulties if she earns.

It is said that a home can become a peaceful and happier place if the females of that home are educated. As a daughter, an educated girl can make her parents to feel proud, as a wife, she will be a coequal person in every manner and as a mother; she will be the first teacher of her children. Education provides the women a broader outlook and an independent thought. Financial stability is an important aspect and without proper education, it cannot be achieved. With education, a woman can be aware of her responsibilities and duties.

All girls should have the strength of education and the overall procedure should be started from right to their childhood. Women empowerment is crucial in fighting against the severe issue of gender inequality.

The girls of every rural region should be properly educated so that they can do a big in their life. Girl’s education will provide a positive influence on both the society and the economy.

All the social activists should come forward and take set affirmative steps towards the girl’s education. Girls are the half part of society and the equilibrium (of society) can be achieved through their proper education.

Education will open a new world of scopes for the girls. They will gain enough confidence to become financially independent, solve different problems, make better decisions, resolve different issues satisfactorily, raise the voice for their rights and lead their children.

Why Child Marriages Still Happens in India??

Marriage is one of the necessities of life. However, child marriage is a curse in the society. Every individual should tie the knot in the proper and mature age. Child marriage means two persons are entering into a new phase of life that is totally different in nature.

Child Marriages

The society should uproot this custom; otherwise, a healthy society cannot be built. Child marriage is involved with a range of drawbacks and some of them are discussed as follows:

Limited Education

Education is essential for all. However, for the curse of child marriage, the boy and the girl cannot get the appropriate education. A healthy society requires educated individuals. It is the vital responsibility of all the parents to get their child educated – irrespective of the gender. Without getting a proper education, if they are pushed into a marriage, then they will face lots of complications.

Insufficient Understanding

If two young-aged people are got married, then how can they develop the proper understanding about each other? For a successful marriage, it is very important to know each other appropriately. However, it cannot be expected from two immature persons to understand the mature things and yes, marriage is a mature relationship.

Difficulties in Performing Responsibilities

 Marriage is not only a ritual but also associated with a number of responsibilities. If a boy of minor age is married with a minor-aged girl, then both of them will surely face lots of difficulties in their life. The boy has to work hard and he will find it difficult to run the family. On the other hand, the girl has to manage all the household chores on herself and that will become a complicated task for her.

Compatibility Issues

Mental compatibility plays a vital role in a marriage. Many couples are dissatisfied in their married life only for lack of mental compatibility. It is natural that two minor-aged persons have different habits or perspective and if they are pushed to this heavyweight relationship, then their lives can be destroyed.

Becoming Young Parents

 If the immature boy and girl have become parents, then there lives become more difficult. The boy has to earn more and girl will not be a successful mother, as she is not aware of the concept of child upbringing. Therefore, young parents will face various complicated situations. Sometimes, the girl can experience physical issues during childbirth.

Financial Difficulties

As an outcome a child marriage, the boy cannot fulfill the needs of his wife. Because of his small education, the job opportunities will be also limited for him. Financial stability is important for running a family that can be difficult to achieve in the scenario of child marriage.

Every person should get the opportunity of learning so that they can tackle various issues effectively but if they get married in a minor age, then they will afraid to take positive challenges in life.

The custom of child marriage is practiced cultural, traditional, and religious beliefs that can paralyze the growth of a society. It must be eliminated as early as possible. In India, strict laws are there against child marriage.

India’s Ranking in world hunger index ( Global Hunger Index)

On GHI (Global Hunger Index) 2017, India ranked 100th position among the 119 countries. A Washington-based International Food Policy Research Institute or IFPRI has released this report. In 2016, the GHI rank was 97, that means, this year, it has been fallen by three positions. GHI has stepped in its 12th year.

Global Hunger IndexGHI or Global Hunger Index is a multidimensional measure, which is helpful in describing the state of hunger situation on the regional, national as well as global level. The International Food Policy Research Institute or IFPRI publishes this report yearly 2006. It provides ranks to the countries on a scale of a 0 to 100-point by considering the four indicator variables. Zero implies best score or no hunger and 100 imply worst.

The four variables are as follows:

  • Undernourished population that has 1/3rd weight
  • Child wasting that has 1/6th weight
  • Child stunting that has 1/6th weight
  • Infant mortality rate that has 1/3rd weight

In this scenario, stunting implies ‘deficiency in height in relation to age’. It signifies chronic undernutrition. Wasting implies ‘low weight in relation to a child’s height’ that signifies acute undernutrition.

GHI Highlights of 2017

India-related Information: In 2017 GHI, India has scored 31.4 and has placed at the high end of “serious” classification. This low ranking has influenced the South Asia’s regional score because three quarters of the population of South Asia is residing in India.

The rankings of India’s neighbors are Bangladesh (88), Nepal (72), China (29), Sri Lanka (84), and Myanmar (77). Pakistan and Afghanistan have the rankings of 106 and 107 respectively. North Korea and Iraq associated with the rankings of 93 and 78 that mean they have performed somewhat better in the hunger parameters along with the GHI rankings.

More than 20% of the Indian children involved with lower weight in relation to their height under the age of five and about 33% are categorized as too short in relation to their age.

India is the second biggest food producer in the world; however, it has the second highest under-nourished population around the world.

The CAR or Central African Republic is associated with highest GHI score and that is why it has been classified as “extremely alarming”. This is followed by Chad, Sierra Leone, Madagascar and then Zambia.

As per 2015-16 NFHS or National Family Health Survey, the one in three of the ‘under five’ Indian children (that means 35.7%) categorized as underweight and one in three (that means 38.4%) classified as stunted. One in five or 21% categorized as ‘wasted’.

Only three of the other countries have shown child wasting higher than 20 percent in GHI of this year and they are Sri Lanka, Djibouti, and South Sudan. The ‘child wasting rate’ of India has not displayed any considerable improvement over the last 25 years.

A noteworthy point is that India has achieved significant improvement in reducing the ‘child stunting rate’.  Since 2000, it was down by 29 percent; however, with that progress also, India is associated with relatively high stunting rate – 38.4.