Why is education for women so important?

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Why is education for women so important?  For a country whose population of women alone is more than the total population of many other countries, India ranks low where the treatment of women is concerned. The number of sexual abuse and domestic violence cases against women clearly shows that women in India do not enjoy even basic human rights. In this scenario, what can be done?

It is a well-established fact that education for girls, as well as for boys, is the only true long-term solution to any problem this huge.  Education exposes children to different thoughts and beliefs.  They learn to think for themselves, and decide for themselves what is right or wrong.  It helps them get out of the clutch of currently accepted social norms so they can set new standards for themselves and for their children.

And educated girl will grow up to be a woman who understands that there are other ways of living than those her mother was forced to endure. An educated boy will learn to treat all people with respect.  It is through education that men learn to treat women as equals.  It is through the perspective of people other than their parents that children learn about new ways of life.

This is why education is so important for the future of any country.  Education charities can play a vital role in the country’s development.  One such charity is Badarikashram.  Through this organization children in rural India receive schooling, at least one meal a day, and the medical services they need. Your help will go a long way to further the movement towards fair treatment of women in India through education.  For more information on your many donation options with Badarkishrama, please go to:

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