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Why is educating girls in India important ?

Education not only empowers a grown up girl, but also makes her economically independent.

Economic independence makes a woman feel confident about herself and gives her a sense of accomplishment. Empowerment of girls and women also forms a strong base in the fight against the issue of gender-inequality.

What is women's educational empowerment?

Women Empowerment refers to strengthening the social, economic & educational powers of women.

It refers to an environment where there is no gender bias and women have equal rights in community, society and workplace.

Almost 132 million girls are out of school around the world. In India, nearly 40 percent of adolescent girls do not attend school.  The male literacy rate is 82.14% and the female literacy rate is 65.46% according to census 2021. 47% of girls are married before the legal age of 18 (UNGEI) girl's participation in secondary education drops off (grades 9-10), this reduction increases sharply in higher secondary education (grades 11-12).

Education is a milestone of women empowerment because it enables them to respond to challenges, to confront their traditional role and change their life. Education is one of the ways to spread the message of woman empowerment.

Education is globally acknowledged as the most powerful means of empowering girl’s and woman and protecting them from the violation of their human rights. Investing in girl's and women's education can transform, and even save, lives—the lives of girls and woman, and the lives of their families and communities.

Education is regarded as an important milestone of woman empowerment because it enables them to face the challenges, to confront their traditional role and change their life. Education of women is the most powerful tool that changes their position in society.

  • Girls in India face barriers to education that boys do not. But we know that educating girls can break these barriers.
  • Statistics provide insight into some of the barriers girls in India face today - like child marriage, gender-based violence and poverty which demonstrate the urgent need to take action to create a better future for girls.
  • Poor families often favor boys when investing in education. In some places, schools do not meet the safety, hygiene or sanitation needs of girls.