India is a country where you can easily find clearest examples of discriminations those women suffer. Education is one of the discriminations that obstacles the empowerment of women. In the ratios of children not going to school and illiteracy among adults’ women are as twice as men. By offering basic education to girls we can enable them to make genuine choices over the kinds of lives they wish to live.
Educated women live a healthier and happier life. We are required to promote girls’ education.
It is also important to society as a whole. An educated woman with the self-confidence, skill, and information that she needs can be a better parent, worker, and citizen.
Importance of women’s education.
- Family planning: an educated woman is, for example, likely to marry at a later age and have fewer children. researches in various countries show that an extra year of schooling for girls reduces fertility rates by 5 to 10 percent.
- Infant mortality decreases:the children of an educated mother are more likely to survive. In India, for example, the infant mortality rate of babies whose mothers had primary education is half that of children whose mothers are illiterate.
- Economic growth:the women who are educated are better equipped to contribute to the family income, with the help of education they can manage conservative spending and also supports in earning.
- Opposes the injustice: the women who are educated reduce corruption and change the conditions that lead to terrorism, oppose the dowry, and other orthodox rituals against girls.
Lines from Man Eaters of Kumaon – Jim Corbett
“Another popular belief in connection with man-eaters is that the cubs of these animals automatically become man-eaters. This is quite a reasonable supposition; but it is not borne out by actual facts, and the reason why the cubs of a man-eater do not themselves become man-eaters, is that human beings are not the natural prey of tigers, or of leopards.
A cub will eat whatever its mother provides, and I have even known of tiger cubs assisting their mothers to kill human beings: but I do not know of a single instance of a cub, after it had left the protection of its parent, or after that parent had been killed, taking to killing human beings.”