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Old 12-01-2005, 04:39 PM
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Quality education remains a distant dream for millions of children across the globe. 121 million children, the majority of them girls, are being denied this fundamental right.

What is girls’ education?

Education is a fundamental right for all children, including girls. Yet, as in many other areas of their lives, girls’ prospects for education are diminished because of gender discrimination.

The statistics say it all. 65 of the 121 million children in the world who are not in school are girls. In Sub Saharan Africa, 24 million girls were out of school in 2002. 83% of all girls out of school live in Sub Saharan Africa, South Asia, East Asia and the Pacific. Two-thirds of the world’s 875 million illiterate adults are women.

That is why United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Kofi Annan, in his groundbreaking address to the Millennium Assembly reminded us that there can be no significant or sustainable transformation in societies—and no lasting reduction in global poverty—until girls receive the basic quality education they deserve—and take their rightful place as equal partners in development.
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Old 12-01-2005, 05:46 PM
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Quality education remains a distant dream for millions of children across the globe. 121 million children, the majority of them girls, are being denied this fundamental right.

What is girls’ education?

Education is a fundamental right for all children, including girls. Yet, as in many other areas of their lives, girls’ prospects for education are diminished because of gender discrimination.

The statistics say it all. 65 of the 121 million children in the world who are not in school are girls. In Sub Saharan Africa, 24 million girls were out of school in 2002. 83% of all girls out of school live in Sub Saharan Africa, South Asia, East Asia and the Pacific. Two-thirds of the world’s 875 million illiterate adults are women.

That is why United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Kofi Annan, in his groundbreaking address to the Millennium Assembly reminded us that there can be no significant or sustainable transformation in societies—and no lasting reduction in global poverty—until girls receive the basic quality education they deserve—and take their rightful place as equal partners in development.
I read the article posted with interest. A statistician can sit at his computer terminal and try to satisfy various assumptions first before they can decide to transform the data collected or not. Whether the data is skewed to the left or right or whether it has a normal distribution pattern. If there is a positive or a negative variance, is this significant? Statistics can't explain cultural differences nor can it explain why so many girls are not in school.

We can't kid ourselves saying that there is gender discrimination. We have not try to understand why certain decisions are made by the both parents of a child. Education is a right to every person, but we have to consider that having access to a school is a privilege. There are so many kids that run away from school in some parts of the developed countries that I have worked in.

Such situations in Africa, Asia, and Pacific can't be compared with other counties as all cultures are different and none is better than the other. Poverty is human making and therefore will remain as long as the human species exist on this planet. I am not trying to be negative here, but I think before we take his word as gospel and try and make ourselves look bad, we should remember that we can't change the world in one day. It is a very slow process; just like the process of evolution.

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