Global Research Journal of Education

Perspective - Global Research Journal of Education ( 2022) Volume 10, Issue 1

Illiteracy effects on girl child and women

Charlie Ruben*
Department of Public Education, University of Chicago, Chicago, United States
*Corresponding Author:
Charlie Ruben, Department of Public Education, University of Chicago, Chicago, United States, Email:

Received: 02-Feb-2022, Manuscript No. GRJE-22-60496; Editor assigned: 04-Feb-2022, Pre QC No. GRJE-22-60496(PQ); Reviewed: 18-Feb-2022, QC No. GRJE-22-60496; Revised: 21-Feb-2022, Manuscript No. GRJE-22-60496(R); Published: 28-Feb-2022, DOI: 10.15651/2408-6894.22.10.130


India remains a long way from reaching gender equality and ratio of 940 women consistent with a thousand men bears witness to this fact. A lady toddler in India is regularly visible as a liability, a `burden` to by skip on. Given the winning have an impact on of patriarchal values, proper from their birth, plenty of womens undergo the brunt of gender inequality, gender stereotypes and are handled inferiorly, compared to boys.

Remembering how proficient and formidable she is, the lady toddler regularly gets the shorter cease of the stick. In worry of exploitation and abuse, many women aren't despatched to high school and stored at domestic most effective to be married off early. And despite the fact that she isn't married off, the younger lady remains denied a meriting training, nice healthcare, employment possibilities and same rights that a boy without problems receives. While a few women control to `escape` from the shackles and try and construct a vibrant future, maximum renounce to their un well fate.

While there are legal guidelines that ban intercoursededication of a foetus and selective abortion, this exercise maintains within the shadows. This now no longer most effective negatively affects the quantity of women born, however additionally people have an effect on fitness and protection of the mother. Consecutive pregnancies with the wish of a boy take a toll at the bodily in addition to intellectual fitness as it's far the female who receives blamed for the intercourse of the baby. Stricter implementation and tracking of legal guidelines, and higher awareness, is crucial to assist the lady toddler survive.

Recent countrywide facts famous that the dropout charge for women on the simple degree are 4.10% which rises to 16.88% on the secondary degree, with the figures being notably better for women from the retention charge of women on the simple degree is 70.6% which drops to secondary degree is 55.5%. Due to present attitudes concerning women` training, protection concerns, distance among domestic and faculty, loss of low-cost sanitary napkins, absence of separate and practical toilets, and terrible faculty infrastructure, numerous teenage women generally tend to turn out to be abnormal in attending colleges or drop out earlier than finishing their schooling. Only one in each three women in India completes faculty training age-appropriately.

Child Marriages

In backward countries there are 12.15 million married children; 8.9 million are girls, three times as many as men. According to the 2011 census, there are about 3 million married children under the age of 14. Rural girls make up 55% of married children. Child marriage robs a childhood girl when she falls into the role of an unprepared adult, such as household management, childbirth, and decision making. Not only does it interfere with their schooling, it also drives young girls early in pregnancy. It is detrimental to the health and nutrition of teenage mothers and her children.

Abuse and Security Concerns

Girls, who are simple targets, are usually victims of abuse and domestic violence and are often unreported. In rural areas, parents are reluctant to send her daughter to school because they are afraid of their safety. The latest data released by the National Crimes Record Agency also show that kidnapping, and child sexual crimes are one of the two most common crimes against children. 28% of all rape victims were girls under the age of 18, and 70% of the total number of children missing in 2018 were girls.

Unequipped Schools

Due to extreme taboo, lack of affordable menstrual pads, lack of functioning toilets, and inadequate school infrastructure, some teenage girls of menstrual age delay school attendance.

Importance of Education for Girl

In many countries, many people do not know how girls' education can make a difference in their lives. It's a sad situation when people of all socio-economic backgrounds think investing in girls' education is a waste of money. Even more discouraging is the fact that they justify spending on their daughter's marriage and dowry rather than their daughter's education. Early education can make a significant contribution to shaping society for progress. When a girl is educated, she is empowered. She can make decisions for herself, raise the standard of living for her family and children, generate more employment options and reform the society as a whole. Therefore, a change in the mind-set towards girl child education in India is the need of the hour. Every girl child must be treated equally with love and respect. The government has been making persistent efforts to raise the status of the girl child in the society as well as incentivize her education through various schemes and programs. While these do contribute to some degree of girls' education, more needs to be done to ensure that girls are truly treated in the same position as boys.