Girls who receive an education are less likely to marry young and more likely to lead healthy, productive lives. They earn higher incomes, participate in the decisions that most affect them, and build better futures for themselves and their families. It contributes to more stable, resilient societies that give all individuals — including boys and men — the opportunity to fulfil their potential. But education for girls is about more than access to school. Around the world, million girls are out of school, including In countries affected by conflict, girls are more than twice as likely to be out of school than girls living in non-affected countries.
Help us continue to fight human rights abuses. Please give now to support our work. Kabul — Afghan government and international donor efforts since to educate girls have significantly faltered in recent years, Human Rights Watch said in a new report released today. Sixteen years after the US-led military intervention in Afghanistan ousted the Taliban, an estimated two-thirds of Afghan girls do not attend school. It is based on interviews in Kabul, Kandahar, Balkh, and Nangarhar provinces, mostly with girls ages 11 to 18 who were not able to complete their education.
In Pakistan girls are not allowed to go to school. Someone who experienced this first hand and then wrote a book about it is Malala. She encouraged many to speak up on this topic the way she did. Education for every boy and girl in the world.
Today more girls than ever go to school. However, despite progress, women and girls continue to face multiple barriers based on gender and its intersections with other factors, such as age, ethnicity, poverty, and disability, in the equal enjoyment of the right to quality education. This includes barriers, at all levels, to access quality education and within education systems, institutions, and classrooms, such as, amongst others:. The international community has recognised the equal right to quality education of everyone and committed to achieving gender equality in all fields, including education, through their acceptance of international human rights law. This means that states have legal obligations to remove all discriminatory barriers, whether they exist in law or in everyday life, and to undertake positive measures to bring about equality, including in access of, within, and through education.