Why Girls Education?
Millions of girls are out of school world-wide because of culturally-embedded gender inequality and/or the consequences of extreme poverty and cultural tradition. Girls have a right to be in school and pursue a quality education in a safe setting.
In many cultures in developing economies, there are formidable barriers that block girls from fully participating in school, their local economies, and their civil societies. They are traditions that steal a girl’s innocence and rob her of her dignity and basic human rights. Girls endure high rates of sexual violence, female genital cutting, bride prices, and early marriage. Often in traditional economies, girls are subject to a heavy burden of family chores that begins in early childhood – including daily treks, often at great personal risk, to collect firewood and water.