International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 7, Issue 9, Part B (2021)
Gender discrimination: Using education as a pathway towards equality and empowerment
H.G. Wells rightly remarked, “Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe… if we continue to leave vast sections of the people of the world outside the orbit of education, we make the world not only less just, but also less secure.” (Wells, 2001) This lucidly brings to forefront the fact that gender is closely linked to education and that literacy paves to way to empowerment. The inability to read and write hinders the growth of women, especially underprivileged women because they remain oblivious to their legal right, however limited they may be. There is total unawareness with regards to right to inheritance in property. They blindly accept unjust treatment and unfair judgement owing to their illiteracy which deters them from reading rules that empower them. Extreme deprivation in every form leads to insecurity and hampers overall development of women.
Education advances gender equality and has been a heated topic of discourses and debates, even more ever since it was exemplified as by Millennium Development Goal 3 “to promote gender equality and empower women which envisioned education to play a primary role”. Education of women reaps long term benefits for women. In this research paper, we argue that education is a great empowering tool which helps in bringing value and respect to the ‘weaker sex’ and goes a long way in charting and road to Gender Equality.
How to cite this article:
Dr. Neelu. Gender discrimination: Using education as a pathway towards equality and empowerment. Int J Appl Res 2021;7(9):116-119.