By Kylie H
Inequity of Education for Women in Africa
Educational opportunities for women in many areas of the world have been stripped away from them. Research by the Human Rights Watch, an organization that conducts research and advocacy for human rights, stated that “more than 49 million girls are out of primary and secondary school in Sub-Saharan Africa, with 31 million of them out of secondary education” (1). Additionally, “Eighty-five percent of all African women are illiterate” according to Nadia Sudarkasa, former director of the Center for Afroamerican and African Studies (4). Khitman Azaiza, Director of Instructional Design and Digital Media Production, mentions that “education opens the opportunities and choices for women to work and become more self-confident” (1). So, the question is what is the most effective way to increase women’s education in Africa? In order to sufficiently address this issue, the African government must enforce alternative learning opportunities to stimulate equity among the education system.
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