Globalization Essay

867 WordsNov 17, 20144 Pages
The seventh general secretary of the United Nations Kofi Annan once said "…there is no tool for development more effective than the empowerment of women." Globalization the process of interaction and integration among the people, companies, and governments of different nations, a process driven by international trade and investment and aided by information technology, has help improve women representation in governmental institutions. Nations worldwide are trying to push for gender equality, because many governments still lack meaningful female participation. The cause of this outreach to women includes female disadvantages in education, health, and employment. Many governments have failed to guarantee the equal rights of women in teaching, and failed to challenge cultural prejudice against female teachers, and often failed to develop effective incentives to encourage female teachers to work in rural areas. This is because many governments lack the presence of women in decision making. . The current number of out-of-school children is 93 million worldwide and the majority of these children are girls, 80% of them live in sub-Saharan Africa. Many of the young ladies in sub-Saharan Africa are forced into child marriage, and then are obligated to complete the daily house hold duties. Many women never Parker 2 learn to read and write and are forced to depend on their husbands. There has been significant progress towards achieving universal education but still, going to school seems intangible to many girls in Africa. If more girls were educated they would be able to eventually lead their country and influence other young women to further their education. Educating girls can make them less vulnerable to HIV/Aids, sexual exploitation and violence. They have a possibility to marriage later, being able to contribute to family income, having stable family lives and

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