“You educate a man; you educate a man. You educate a woman; you educate a generation,” said Brigham Young.
Throughout world history, great women have stood up and raised their voices for women’s education. Be it a young teenager from the Swat Valley to a Maharashtrian poet and social reformer. Both Malala Yousafzai and Savitribai Phule are pioneers in the field of women’s education and shed a bright light on the importance of this issue.
In this article, I delve into the importance of women’s education and why it frames the future of the world.
We all want to be citizens of a happy, discrimination-free, and healthy society, and women’s education is the way forward with that. Education gives a woman newfound confidence, knowledge, and life skills, which are essential in building a better and happier society.
Education helps women recognize their rights, thus decreasing suppression and crimes against them. It enables them to break free of the societal norms and soar high! It helps her be a better citizen, human, parent as a whole and provide a massive contribution to the development of society.
Education also enables a woman to make wiser decisions and build for herself a wonderful life. Reports show that educated women marry late and also have fewer children. Just an extra year of schooling reduces fertility rates by over 10%! Also, kids of literate women are prime to survive and lead happy lives. For example, in India, mortality rates of children of women with even primary education are less than half of illiterate women.
Education also helps a woman be financially stable and stand on her own two feet. Research shows that an additional year of education can increase a woman’s earning by 15%!
All in all, education equips a woman to lead a successful life and must be encouraged!
“EDUCATE A GIRL, AND SHE WILL CHANGE THE WORLD!”