Breaking Down the Educational Roadblocks for Girls Worldwide
October 28, 2014
Written by Kate Brannum, program director, International Relations and Middle Eastern Studies at American Public University
While activists, NGOs, and IGOs have focused on obstacles to girls’ education for quite some time, it took the kidnapping of more than 200 Nigerian school girls by Boko Haram to elevate public attention to this issue. Although the resulting focus was primarily on violence against schoolgirls, it also highlighted other challenges faced by girls seeking education.
Increasing global attention to this issue is crucial because the security of women and their dependents is threatened by illiteracy. A person’s ability to make a living, overcome unsanitary living conditions, make political choices, and invoke legal rights is severely compromised by lack of education.
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