The world celebrates the International Day of Education on 24 January 2020 (today), a day proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly to honor education and its centrality to human well-being and sustainable development.
Education is a fundamental right which is essential for every person regardless of gender, sex, creed or caste. It is central to our development, social progress, and human freedom.
Unfortunately, women in Pakistan face deprivation of education, which is a basic fundamental right according to our constitution.
However, unfortunately women in Pakistan are deprived of this right. Among 149 million Pakistanis, 40% of Pakistanis are illiterate in which 41% are makes and 65% are females. There is nothing nothing that women literacy rate is way less than men in Pakistan.
The fundamental belief that education will bring prosperity and social change is missing from the very beginning. Women barred from school for carrying out their domestic duties are an atrocity of their own.
It is high time to put the disagreements aside and act now, the present condition needs immediate action. Specific policies and budget promoting women’s empowerment of education is the way forward. Women’s educational status in Pakistan continues to deteriorate due to a lack of concrete steps.
Today, on World Education Day, Pakistanis speak out about the importance of women education. Here is how netizens are raising their voice in support of their education.
Today is World Education Day. Let’s talk about how there are only 54,372 schools for a population of 12.6 million girls compared to 95,479 schools for boys who constitute less than half of the school going children in Pakistan.#BetiParhao— M (@meemelif) January 24, 2020
Girls education should be encouraged, educated ones can manage everything better, they can manage their homes along with their jobs better and they can provide a good future to the coming generations. #BetiParhao Mulk agay barhao 🇵🇰❤ pic.twitter.com/dqLX4gwcFD— Capt. Arham 🇵🇰 (@ArhamSayss) January 24, 2020
Education isn't a luxury, it is one of the basic human right. Providing girls basic education is the only fine way of giving them the power, they deserve. It enables them to make genuine choices over the kinds of lives they wish to lead. #BetiParhao pic.twitter.com/FLbejNW1cL— kanwal. (@Syedakanwal_) January 24, 2020
Thirty-two percent of primary school age girls are out of school in Pakistan, compared to 21 percent of boys. By grade six, 59 percent of girls are out of school, versus 49 percent of boys. #BetiParhao— Noor ul Huda (@noorrulhudaa) January 24, 2020
Prophet Muhammad (peace be on him) established an excellent education system, through which the intellectual standards of that society were raised?— Nabeha (@Nabehal) January 24, 2020
Islam encourage us to study and understand how world works. Islam is against ignorance. #BetiParhao