Girls and women empowerment through education.

Girls and women empowerment through education.

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Although education is a basic right that everyone is supposed to enjoy equally, it is noticed that many girls and women in our societies are not enjoying this right as boys and men do.

In our societies men are believed to be breadwinners thus are being privileged when it comes to education leaving girls and women far behind and with no other option than getting married.

I grew up in a society where girls and women are not supposed to go far with education just because people believe that even if they go far with education they will end up in the kitchen and taking care of children forgetting that education starts at home. This shows how girls and women are the number one victims of our cultural beliefs.

I recall years back a friend of mine who was just finishing her primary school education and was lucky enough and got selected for secondary school education but her brother who was in charge of paying her school fees told her that primary school education was enough for her as a girl and he told her that she should get married because he has found a man who will marry her. That poor girl was really desperate as she saw her dream of becoming a doctor dying just because she is a girl.

Cultural beliefs are not bad at all but those that hinder people's lives are the ones to fight against. However, it is my responsibility, your responsibility, our responsibility to take a step towards this fight against these cultural beliefs that hinder girls and women's lives.

Signing this petition is a great step towards supporting girls and women's empowerment through education because if given a chance they can do great things that will contribute toward a positive change in our societies. A change that we have all been waiting for. Remember there is quote that says  "if you educate a man you educate an individual but if you educate a woman you educate the whole nation."

Let us all support girls and women's empowerment through education by signing this petition.

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