Essay On Gender Inequality In Education

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Throughout many decades, gender inequality has been amongst people in all societies worldwide. Women have greatly struggled to become equal to men, both at home and in the work place. The growing gender equality problem between women and men has rapidly gained attention due to the growth of socioeconomic activism found primarily in social media outlets. It only continues to become more controversial in many places across the globe. Women have come a long way in fighting for their equal rights; however, gender roles play a very important aspect of everyday life in our society. Sex is the biological distinction of a female or male whereas gender is the expected societal behavior of the sexes. The treatment of male gender is different than the …show more content…
Gender inequality in education affects men and women alike. However, it has more of a disadvantage on women. Ethnic background, poverty and isolation are some of many discriminatory aspects women face regarding their ability to practice their rights. The more educated women out there, the less poverty our societies will face with. Educating women will break the cycle of marrying young, having children at a young age, dying from childbirth, and more likely have healthy babies to pass on educational roots. Although awareness of girls and education is rising, the numbers still remain high of those who do not receive adequate education. The United Nations International Children 's Emergency Fund, also known as UNICEF states, “An estimated 31 million girls of primary school age and 32 million girls of lower secondary school age were out of school in 2013. Sub-Saharan Africa has the lowest proportion of countries with gender parity: only two out of 35 countries”(UNICEF 2003). The focus on gender equality needs to significantly focus on the parity of girls being accounted for in schools verses the number of boys being accounted for. The concern for proper equality between the genders must also focus on other tangible factors, such as resources to textbooks and supplies, the number of children enrolled, the guilty of the facilities and the results on examination the girls are receiving. This is not the case for every school, as most places are working to improve their facilities and quality of education and resources they are limited to. Bringing awareness towards gender equality in all countries is key to ensuring women receiving their rights for a better education. Teaching children at an early age the importance of equality between a boy and a girl will reduce the prejudice, as they grow older. Putting Gender Equity in school settings will

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