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Education of girls

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Education of girls

  1. 1. EDUCATION OF GIRL CHILD IN PAKISTAN
  2. 2. DEFINATIONS Education serves as a foundation upon which the infrastructure of civilization is built and the test by which the standard of civilization is measured is the status of women. Education of the girl means the welfare of whole family. So educating the girl child in Pakistan is the welfare of whole Pakistan .
  3. 3. HYPOTHISIS <ul><li>Gender discrimination is the root cause for not giving the same opportunities of having education to a girl child as a boy child in Pakistan. </li></ul>
  4. 4. HISTORIC PERSPECTIVE <ul><li>The Picture of Women in Pre Islamic Arab society was extremely Shocking </li></ul><ul><li>Parents were ashamed of owing female children and girl infants thus buried alive. </li></ul><ul><li>Young girls were freely traded as slaves in the open market. </li></ul>
  5. 5. ISLAM <ul><li>Islam holds that a woman is a human being and she has a soul similar to that of man. This man and women are quiet equal to each other in their origin, their adobe and place of return and are entitled to similar and equal rights. Islam gave her the right to life, to honor and to property like men. </li></ul><ul><li>Our Holy prophet has laid great stress on acquiring education for both men and women. There is no discrimination between them. </li></ul><ul><li>The Holy Prophet (PBUH) said </li></ul><ul><li>” It is forbidden for a Muslim to take the life,honor and property of another Muslim.” </li></ul>
  6. 6. Factors Generating Gender Gap <ul><li>Great welcome by parents on the birth of boy child than a girl child. </li></ul><ul><li>Different and discriminatory set of values and expectations for the girl child. </li></ul><ul><li>The boys are generally fed much better than girls. </li></ul><ul><li>The girl child bears a heavy burden of both the house hold activities and care of siblings. </li></ul><ul><li>Girls marry earlier than boys. </li></ul>
  7. 7. CURRENT SITUATION <ul><li>76% of female adult population is illiterate. </li></ul><ul><li>8.2 million children are out of school of which 5.9 million are girls. </li></ul><ul><li>75% rural girls drop out at the primary level. </li></ul><ul><li>3% of rural twelve-year-old girls continue in school compared to 18% of boys. </li></ul>Pakistan Literacy and Enrolments rate are among lowest in the world.
  8. 8. PSYCHOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVE <ul><li>According to Psychologist Dr Nazia Niaz </li></ul><ul><li>All the above mentioned factors contribute to women’s perception of their role and women’s role by other members of the society, hence affecting their mental health. The social system, based on the oppressive explorative nature of the Pakistani male authoritative has negative effects on a woman identity, self reliance,decsion making power, leaving a deep mark on the female psyche. Women doubt their self worth, as well as the basic human needs of respect and dignity and affirmation . </li></ul>
  9. 9. CONCLUSION <ul><li>From Historic perspective to the practical case example it is proved that girl child is not given the same opportunities of getting education as the boy child. Girls must be given the equal rights of getting education as the boy child and this must be done by starting from the grass root level. This can be done through </li></ul><ul><li>Effective public information and communication programs should be launched to create awareness of the greater weakness of girl child and her education </li></ul><ul><li>Legal and social provisions should be formulated for the negative image of the girl in traditional and non traditional media, education and culture. </li></ul><ul><li>Participation of girls should be encouraged at all levels to enhance their confidence, self worth and self reliance </li></ul>

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