The opportunity to attend school is a right that should be open to all children. Allowing girls to go to school is vital for building their confidence and raising their expectations about what is possible in the future. With an education, women can learn knowledge and skills, improving themselves while helping their family and community. Equal Education Rights are therefore vital.
Training both boys and girls to learn skills that are used in the workplace (such as the ability to read and write) can increase the income of the family as women are also able to participate in skilled labour. With this additional wealth it is possible for families to improve their living conditions or earn enough to make sure their children can also attend school before getting a skilled job or studying further at university.
The benefits of mothers being educated are also passed onto their children, especially girls, as educated women are more likely to recognise and protect this right for sons and daughters alike. As more members of a community are educated it is possible for new ideas to improve and change aspects of daily life. Skills used in the workspace could also be applied to community projects and improved female literacy encourages women to have a say in the organisation of the community.
Receiving an education allows women to help the family in more ways than in the world of work, as going to school provides girls with knowledge about healthcare and raising children, information highly beneficial to the family. Recognising when a child is not healthy could be vital in saving their life if women are both prepared and aware of how to respond to illnesses from which young children are at risk.
Educated women are able to feed, care and educate their children as they are growing up and a big part of a child’s development is through experience. As mothers, women have a role in creating a home where learning is supported and encouraged by all more senior members of the family, giving women a sense of responsibility and importance in the day to day running of the household.
Central to a child’s development is being raised in a supportive family setting where all children, especially girls, grow up with the confidence and understanding they have equal opportunities as other members of their communities. The right to an education is crucial in providing girls with this belief as well as the knowledge and skills learnt at school, for the aim of education is not only to aid the individual but uplift the community. Providing girls as well as boys the chance to learn is helpful not only to women themselves but also to children, husbands, families and wider society, all of who can benefit in their daily lives from women being educated and participating in the community.