The girl child discrimination and the danger it creates in the societyby Pooja Late so cut
Today, the education of the girl child means nothing. For many, she is just a doll with instructions dished to her. The girl child isn’t just discriminated in villages but also in modern cities. Painfully, the society discriminates the girl child in different manners by forcing her to work or through child marriage. However, for those in cities, this discrimination comes in different forms including child labor, abuse, and differentiating them from boys. For most of this people, they have the ideology that the boy child is of the better performer in terms of life and education compared to the girl child.
Discrimination against the girl child has been a trending topic debated globally. Not only is it a subject of concern but of sociological significance. This issue has raised various cultural aspect on the function of the girl child in the society and her rights are as a human being. Gender-based discrimination against the girl child is pervasive throughout the world. It is seen in various strata of society and manifests in a different way.
The inferiority complex has gotten to the extent that it is engraved in the mind of the girl child. However, some do argue if such treatment has made the girl child forget her fundamental rights. This situation is more predominant in India and other less developed countries. This inequality isn’t just on the educational level, it cut across various sectors including the health sector. In India for instance, irrespective of social status, religion, creed and caste, the overall status of the girl child is lower to that of her male counterpart. Even her birth is not celebrated as many consider it as a burden.
RIGHTS OF THE GIRL CHILD
As stated earlier, sometimes, the girl child forgets her right. However, there are important fundamental rights accrued to her. These includes the right to expression, the right to education, the right to nutrition, the right to information, the right to protection from neglect, the right to protect from exploitation, the right to protect from abuse, the right to name and nationality, the right to freedom of speech, the right to equality, the right to survival, the right to development, the right to constitutional remedies, and the right to follow any religion.
In spite of this, there are some organizations working tirelessly for the welfare of the girl child. These include the United Nations Children’s Fund, Status of Women Canada, the World Health Organization, Canadian International Development Agency, Council of Europe, International Labour Organization, and Gender Equality Incorporated.
The need to fight for the right of the girl child must be supported because of the benefits of educating them. Women according to statistics have survival and long life advantage to men. Nevertheless, irrespective of this, the number of men is more when compared to women. We all have a role to play in ensuring that this discrimination is eradicated in our society.
Kelvin Ken in this article looks at the discrimination of the girl child the danger it creates in the society. He further explored the fundamental human rights of the girl child.
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