All Girl Boy School Essay
Figures from UNICEF last year showed that about 32 million girls of primary school age and 29 million of lower secondary school age are not getting an education.
But a new index published yesterday by the ONE Campaign put the number of girls not in school in any age group at 130 million.
In the following paragraphs I will give my reasons to support my opinion.
Girls often stay home to take care of younger siblings and bear the main burden of housework.Child domestic workers are particularly vulnerable to trafficking, forced labour, sexual violence and many health issues.There are more than 168 million child labourers - 11% of all children in the world - who are working instead of learning.It is estimated that every year 15 million girls are married before they turn 18.After their wedding they leave the education system and, because they have fewer educational skills, they and their families are more likely to live in poverty.An estimated 246 million girls and boys are harassed and abused on their way to and at school every year - with girls particularly vulnerable.In Africa, half of all children said they had been bullied at school.The low value attached to girls’ schooling means few other options are available to them.Boys can be affected but most victims of child marriage are girls.Education for girls is often the lowest budget priority in many countries.Daughters are perceived to be less valuable once educated, and less likely to abide by the will of the father, brother or husband.