Girl’s education

Education helps girls and women to know their rights.

By sending a girl to school, she is far more likely to ensure that her children also receive an education.

Investing in a girl’s education is investing in a nation. Women (with greater knowledge of health care and fewer pregnancies) are less likely to die during pregnancy, childbirth, or during the postpartum period. Educated girls typically marry later, when they are better able to bear and care for their children. Educated women tend to have fewer babies.Educated girls and women are less likely to be victims of domestic and sexual violence or to tolerate it in their families.

Basic education should be free or cost very little. Where possible, there should be stipends and scholarships to compensate families for the loss of girls' household labour. Also, school hours should be flexible so children can help at home and still attend classes.

Schools close to home, with women teachers -- Many parents worry about girls travelling long distances on their own. Many parents also prefer to have daughters taught by women.