• By : Rukhsar Kousar
Have we ever asked ourselves these basic questions:- Why education is important for women? Is it a basic right for everyone? These questions still make sense and aren’t racist. However, asking that ‘Why is education important for women?’ is a completely prejudiced opinion because it makes us think that men are entitled with the right of education just because they are men.
With gender equality being one of the most fought for causes in our society, women education is the need of the hour. As of today, developed countries doesn’t show gender disparities with respect to education.
First of all, education is the basic right for everyone and when we say everyone we should not forget that women are also a part of this lot. Society has a large population of women and we cannot have such a large population as illiterate, it will be our huge loss. All the girls and women whether they are rich, poor, young, old, married, unmarried, widow or with any social status have their basic right of education. Education is not a privilege but a fundamental right.
Education shall be spread in such a way so that, it can lead the individuals to get the developed version of their personality. As wise men say education must promote tolerance, understanding, and friendship among all the races, religious groups and nation. Education is considered as the gateway to the ultimate success. The women of our country also need to be provided with all the facilities of education.
The development of future generation mainly depends upon the education of women section. The education of women is realized to be the most essential part for the development of the society. It can help every women to educate their childrens to be good manager of the family as well as the active member of the society. The children learn their manners and behavior at home and mostly mother’s are responsible for cultivating good behavior in their children.
Every educated women can run her house well and make it a chose the appropriate subject which will be useful to her throughout the life . In a democratic system the position of a women are also conscious about their rights and obligations.
Educationists are of the opinion that mother is the first educator of the child. Thus the education of women is of great importance in our nation and social life . It’s the duty of the society and the government to provide adequate facilities for the education of women, because the women with their scientific knowledge and attitude can teach their children the art of healthy loving.
“When a girls are educated, their counties becomes stronger and more prosperous” Michelle Obama .
The university education commission 1948 to 1949 observed that there cannot be educated people without educated women.
Without educated women a nation cannot expect a high growth rate and solution internal problems. Women and men are equally treated in eyes of the law however our cultural conditioning is the main source of atrocities against women.
Usually media plays an initial role In spreading the awareness among the society in the case, this contributors of the media is the same it help a let to spread the public awareness regarding the important of education.
Media let each and every layers of the society to understand the importance of the women awareness and proficiency.
Women are deprived of the basic human right. Hence, its all about the women empowerment in the mass media.
Matma Gandhi very apathy said, “If you educate a man you educate an individual, but if you educate a woman you educate an entire family.”
So education is also one of the primary needs of the women toward the development and empowerment in the society .
Though alternative media can act as a platform or bridge to suppress the barriers of essential communication and information.
The problem of the women in India is one which attracts our attention immediately, in our country, due to conservative tradition, women’s states has, though ages, been considered to be lower than that of the men. During the later part of the Vedic period the Aryan had sealed the fate of women culturally and socially by denying them the right to study.
Author is a Law student. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org