Education In The Middle East: Women's Lack Of Education

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“1 in 4 women cannot read this sentence” (Source #6, 2011). Across the Middle East, there are thousands of females who are unable to access a proper education. The rates of illiteracy in countries such as Pakistan and Bangladesh soar. When girls are educated, they outstand expectations and revolutionize society. Women face many hardships regarding receiving an education. The government not focusing on academic issues, poverty, social traditions, dangerous transportation, safety hazards, and the inaccessibility of secondary schools
Many females do not attend school because of a general weak education system statewide. In the Human Development Index, Pakistan is listed as 145 out of 187 countries regarding education. Located in Pakistan,
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According to source #4, “The poorest girls in Pakistan are twice as likely to be out of school as the poorest girls in India, almost three times as likely as the poorest girls in Nepal and around six times as likely as the poorest girls in Bangladesh” (Source #4). 50% of females in rural Pakistan areas do not attend primary school. Females present in the bottom 20% of wealth living in rural locations go to school for an average of 1.9 years. Many girls do not attend a complete education because of social traditions. Many parents in the Middle East continue the tradition of forcing their daughters to marry at a young age. According to Source #1, 71-86% of girls never or rarely decide if they get married. Females often drop out of school due to societal pressures to have children at a young age. 29% of girls interviewed in Bangladesh interviewed said that teen women rarely or never choose whether or not they get pregnant. Many parents need their daughters to do housework, as they have sent their sons to school because they will provide economic security in the future. Girls are faced with sexism throughout their educational experiences. When borrowing student loans, their male family members may use 50-70% of the microloans they receive. While the ratio of girls to boys in primary school was 0.98 in 2012, …show more content…
Educated women make more money, are able to obtain better jobs, and invest their money for their families. In 65 low and middle and transition countries, each year $92 billion earnings are wasted due to not offering an education for girls that is equal to the education a boy may have access. In Pakistan, the return investment for females is higher than that for males. An increase in the number of literate people increases economic growth by a full two percent, and increasing the number of women enrolled in secondary school by just one percent can increase a country’s economic growth by 0.3 percent. Each year of school a woman attends increases her wages by an average 12 percent, and educated females with above-average skills in mathematics are able to earn 18 percent more in the future. One extra year of primary school alone boosts a girl’s future wages by 10-20%. A female who received an education as a child will reinvest an average of 90% of their wages to their families compared to an investment of only 30-40% reinvested by men. All in all, educated girls are able to boost the economy and pave the way for a more successful

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