Education is the most important aspect on which the development of a nation depends on. It is education which helps in the nation building process. It is also the single most powerful way to lift people out of poverty. The more the people of a nation are educated, the more the nation tends to progress in the right direction. It is hence extremely important for the governments to give utmost stress on the various aspects of education. While imparting education another important point which should be kept in mind is the education meant for women.
"Education is one of the most important means of empowering women with the knowledge, skills and self-confidence necessary to participate fully in the development process."
—ICPD Program of Action, paragraph 4.2
Right to education
Everybody has the right to education, which has been recognised since the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) in 1948. The right to free and compulsory primary education, without discrimination and of good quality, has been reaffirmed in all major international human rights conventions
The right of girls to education is one of the most critical of all rights – because education plays an important role in enabling girls and women to secure other rights.
Importance of education for women
Education is important for everyone, but it is especially significant for girls and women. This is true not only because education is an entry point to other opportunities, but also because the educational achievements of women can have ripple effects within the family and across generations. Investing in girls' education is one of the most effective ways to reduce poverty. An investment in secondary school education for girls yields especially high dividends.
Girls who have been educated are likely to marry later and to have smaller and healthier families. Educated women can recognize the importance of health care and know how to seek it for themselves and their children. Education helps girls and...