Woman's Education:

In the Middle East


In some Arab countries women do not have equal access to education. However, education is a basic right for every individual and without education women will not have power in society.

Map of the Middle East

These are some of the countries that Women's Education are fighting in.


The issues is that there are not enough space for classrooms, not enough teachers and not enough supplies. Most girls are pulled out of school by their parents at the age of 14. Also Iranian universities are banning women from degree courses. Women feel that the Iran government is making all these restrictions to stop the women from being active in society and to return them to the home.

Malala Yousafzai Shot by the Taliban

Profile of Malala Yousafzai Pakistani Girl Shot by the Taliban - Class Dismissed

Profile of Malala Yousafzai Pakistani Girl Shot by the Taliban - Class Dismissed

2009, This was made to show you what was happening in Swat (is in Pakistan) to tell you what really happens when the Taliban comes to get them and not let them go to school and do what they want to do.

This documentary was about a girl named Malala who want to go to school to be a doctor. The Taliban closed down her dad’s school where she went to school. Then her dad said you should be a politician to fix their problems, she said yes so she could be a politician after she decided that she might because she missed her dad, school, house and friends. Her dad sent her, mom, and her two brothers to a family member’s house that did not live in their area and her dad stayed with other people that were staying there too. After the army says it was safe to go back her dad came to get them and that is when they saw what the Taliban was doing with people that was not listen to them and doing what they said to do. So some of the people heads were cut off and there body and head were nailed to the polls around the city. Another way that they were hurting people were cutting their head off and lighting the head and body on fire. Malala was happy to be back in here area where she live. Her house was not damaged or her school but they did lose the two chickens that they had at their house. The Taliban had not taken her books from her room. Her dad was very happy that the Taliban had not destroyed there school completely. So they had open up the school six month later after they fixed some holes that were put in by the Taliban throwing canons. Some people from that area were too scared to come back so the school and people around them have been different since.

Is that the Taliban was bombing houses and killing people who were not listening or doing what the Taliban wanted them to do.


UNICEF works to have quality education for all children. UNICEF wants to supports efforts to develop capacities to improve education quality for girls and boys everywhere (“UNICEF”). The United Nations general assembly adopted the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), which is often described as an International Bill of Rights for Women (“United Nations”). You also have the Human Rights Article 26 for the UN (“United Nations”). That there are many laws out there for women.

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WIT has trained over 7,000 women and built the capacity of more than 50 local women’s organizations in the Middle East (“Women in Technology (WIT)”). It purpose is that they help women get jobs.

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