Women's Education Rights
By: Ma'Kaylah Jackson
Imagine a young girl your age at home cleaning the house waiting for her husband's return. This is just one example of how girls in other countries are not getting educated. An education is going to school and being taught what you need to know to get a job and have a career. Women being denied their education is a significant problem but teen activist like Annie Gersh are trying to change this.
Girls Rights- The Problem
One problem in our world today is that girls are being declined their right to and education. About 66 million girls are not in school. Many are not in school because they are married. For example in Ethiopia 1 out of 7 girls are married before the age of 15. Unfortunately in other cases religion is keeping women from their education. In Pakistan a religious group called the Taliban believe that girls should not be allowed to be educated. In result the Taliban destroyed many school buildings in Pakistan.
Organisations and Teen Activists
One way to stop this problem is by creating groups to help girls around the world Teen activist play a big role is solving this problem. 13 year old teen activist Annie Gersh created an organisation called girl up. The group spoke to over 80 elementary school and raised about $800 to get girls involved. 17 year old teen activist Malala Yousafzai fights for women rights. She was she was she was shot at point blank by the Taliban because of this. Malala empowers girls around the world as she continues her fight for women's education.
Malala Yousfzia gives a speech at the UN on July 12, 2013 on her sixteenth birthday
Everybody has a right to an education but not everybody can get it. Especially girls. Sometimes for religious reasons or getting married at a young age. Teen activist like Malala are trying to prevent this problem by creating organisations to help girls. The next time you say that you don’t want to go to school think about kids who will never get the chance.