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Third of world's poorest girls denied access to school

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by danieldemol, Jan 22, 2020.

  1. danieldemol

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    ‘A third of the world's poorest girls, aged between 10 and 18, have never been to school, says the United Nations.

    A report from Unicef, the UN's children's agency, warned that poverty and discrimination were denying an education to millions of young people.

    It criticised a "crippling learning crisis" for impoverished families, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa.

    The findings were published as education ministers from 120 countries gathered for a conference in London.’

    Read more here: Third of world's poorest girls denied education
     
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    The Prajapita Brahmakumaris is the world's only spiritual organisation led, administered and taught by women with centers all over the world teaching 7 day courses on religious philosophy and meditation free of cost.

    They are committed to the realization of the potential of girls and women all across the globe, and is working on issues that prevent girls and women from expressing their talents and realizing their potential like child marriage,early and forced marriage, gender inequality, and female genital mutilation.

    Brahma Kumaris committed to empowerment of women, girls
     
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    1. STEM Roadtrip: Educating Girls for the ... - Clinton Foundation
      www.clintonfoundation.org/clinton-global...
      In 2016, Roadtrip Nation and AT&T committed to inspire over 148,000 girls and young women to pursue STEM learning and careers by developing and exposing students to new Roadtrip Nation career exploration content highlighting the professional profiles of women leaders in STEM.

    2. Sponsoring Girls' Education by Mentoring ... - Clinton Foundation
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      Through this mentorship model, She's the First aims to sponsor the education of 30 girls from developing nations and engage 350 girls from low-income communities over the course of one year. Sponsoring Girls' Education by Mentoring for Diversity | Clinton Foundation

    3. Connect the Dots. Educate Girls. Change ... - Clinton Foundation
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      In 2010, Intel, Intel Foundation, and 10x10 committed to drive resources to adolescent girls in the developing world by creating and distributing a film and social action campaign that amplifies the ripple effect of change that occurs when governments, corporations, communities, and individuals invest in girls' education.
     
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    Not only poverty is responsible for the lack of educating girls, but a theocratic form of government.
     
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    Which countries are you talking about ? In Islam females have the right to education.

    The Clinton Foundation provided education and continuing education programs for girls and young women.
     
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    The Taliban, seeking to oust the U.S.-backed government and return the country to strict Islamic rule after their 2001 ouster, are adamantly opposed to education for girls. Threats from ISIS have also forced the closure of dozens of schools.
    Nearly half of Afghan kids, disproportionately girls, don't go to school
     
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    That's a little simplistic.
    The South Sudanese government, for example, is not theocratic, but education of women is deplorable.

    In countries like Iran, access to education isn't restricted to the degree some assume. However, access to certain professional careers is more problematic, which obviously discourages women from entering those fields.

    Not saying there's no link, just that it's a bit more nuanced than your comment suggested.
     
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    Literacy in Afghanistan has collapsed since 1974 when the Communists overthrew the monarchy.. That's two generations..

    Afghanistan had a high literacy rate like Saudi Arabia.

    I don't think ISIS or the Taliban represent Islam.
     
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    Unfortunately, Islam is often represented through a corrupted interpretation.
     
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    Taliban and ISIS are a tiny minority within Islam.
     
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    In islam but in islamic countries, not so much.
     
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    And in Pakistan?
     
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    But you know, true scotsman and all that rot.
    As if there even were such a thing as the right reading.
     
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    It's sad that some people don't have access to education at the same level as others.
     
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    Pakistan is so poor they don't even have education for boys.

    Pakistan Education Statistics | APECSEC.org
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    Feb 15, 2014 · On the other hand, there are also only 27.9 million students between the age of 5 and 19 are enrolled in educational institutions. Pakistan education statistics had also revealed that there are still 42 million children in Pakistan between that age of 5 and 19 who are not enrolled in any type of educational institution.
     
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    Different cultures value education and find a way
    despite poverty.
    You did not address whether Pakistan is worse for girls.
     
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    It is far from just "some".

    Maybe maybe some day children will get optimal
    care.
     
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    Education or lack of education in Islamic countries is all about poverty.


    Education in Pakistan: Facts and Figures
    Since gaining independence more than half a century ago, Pakistan has struggled to solidify its political state long enough to implement sufficient nationalized education systems.

    Its schools remain encumbered by infrastructure problems, poverty, and gender inequality. As of 2017, Pakistan was one of the lowest-performing South Asian countries by education standards, and was ranked the second worst country in the world for gender equality.

    Pakistan’s youth population is growing rapidly, making up over a third of the country’s total working population, a percentage which is expected to increase through 2025.

    Pakistan will be challenged to create sufficient jobs to match this youth population growth. But future workforce success would ask much of a struggling education system, with a high ideal; the Constitution of Pakistan obliges “The State shall provide free and compulsory education to all children of the age of five to sixteen years in such a manner as may be determined by law.”

    One in ten of the world’s school-aged children are Pakistani. 56% of male students—compared to 44% of their female counterparts—are attending school. 60% of the country’s population over the age of 10 can read and write, with disparate literacy rates of 69% for males and 45% for females.

    Yet even the higher male statistic is desperately far behind the world male literacy rate of 90%, and Pakistan’s female population reads and writes at a rate of just over half that of the world average.

    In Islamabad, the nation’s capital, the literacy rate is encouragingly high—87% in Islamabad.

    In more remote areas, like the rural Balochistani district of Kohlu, just 20% of residents can read and write.

    In many rural communities, existing schools are limited in efficacy by a lack of toilets, clean water, and protective boundary walls. In mountainous and remote environments, students without access to these essential facilities will often stay home, rather than attend a school where they are cold, thirsty, or unsafe.

    And especially for young female students, who need and deserve access to private, sanitary restrooms, a lack of sufficient toilet facilities is often enough to keep girls away out of fear or embarrassment or convince girls’ families that they should not attend.

    Pakistan Education | Pakistan Women's Education Facts and Figures
     
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    You did not compare to non islamic countries that are
    similarly poor but do value education.

    Its ok you reflexively defend islam against all
    criticism, the way I defend China.
     
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    I can't defend Pakistan. I don't know much about it. But, it seems that girls and kids in rural communities get short changed re: education..

    They don't even have toilets and plumbing.
     
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