We are pleased to announce that Writing it Right for You is taking part on this year’s “Blog Action Day”. Blog Action Day is the one day of the year where thousands of bloggers from all over the world work together to focus on one important global topic, and help raise awareness and money for charities and social causes.
This year’s theme is: HUMAN RIGHTS
Every human being has a set of rights that need to be addressed and respected by all others. In a perfect world, this would apply to everyone, despite the ethnic heritage, sex, condition, age…
We all know this is still a dream.
Even when it is in fact a universal right, education is something still denied to at least 65 million girls across the globe.
The importance of educating girls falls (aside from the fact that as humans they deserve education) on the demonstrated fact that it clearly impacts on the health and economic future of young women, which in turn improves the prospects of their entire community. In the poorest countries of the world, 50% of girls do not attend secondary school. Yet, research shows that every extra year of school for girls increases their lifetime income by 15%. Improving female education, and thus women’s earning potential, improves the standard of living for their own children, as women invest more of their income in their families than men do.
UNGEI’s vision was defined in Kathmandu, Nepal, as “A world where all girls and boys are empowered through quality education to realize their full potential and contribute to transforming societies where gender equality becomes a reality.”
Yet, many barriers to education for girls remain. In some African countries, such as Burkina Faso, girls are unlikely to attend school for such basic reasons as a lack of private latrine facilities for girls.
I wanted to address this particular subject, because it is close to my own heart. As a teacher, I understand how much good educated girls can do. I can attest to it as a parent. I can see it as a woman. I can see it as an individual.
Please, support girls with their education, regardless of where they are by making a donation here, or you can help by raising awarness of this issue.
Also since we are on the subject, have you heard of Malala Yousafzai?
Plan, Because I’m a girl: http://becauseiamagirl.ca/page.aspx?pid=3894