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The Issue Of Women 's Education

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["I have the right of education. I have the right to play. I have the right to sing. I have the right to talk. I have the right to go to [the] market. I have the right to speak up." (Fantz). ] Malala Yousafzai is the now seventeen year old girl from Pakistan who shared these inspiring words in a 2011 interview with CNN. Yousafzai has become a global symbol for women’s rights and she recently gave a speech about the global issue of women’s education at a United Nations meeting. In this meeting, it was brought to the world’s attention that two thirds of the world’s illiterate adults are women (Gender). Malala is from Pakistan where most women are not educated; similarly, Morocco and Bolivia also violate a woman’s right to an education. Although strides have been made in the attempt to better women’s education, this problem remains a global issue today, since countries’ cultural, religious and practical needs inhibit a woman’s right to an education.
Women’s Education in Morocco
Morocco is a country that violates women’s right to an education and nearly two thirds of Moroccan women are illiterate (Laskaridis). In the MENA region, the Middle Eastern North African region, there is an overall group of 75 million illiterate adults and over half of this 75 million live in Egypt, Iraq and Morocco (Laskaridis). There are similar patterns seen in school enrollment ratios that are greatly divided by gender (Laskaridis). In rural areas, the lack of women’s education is even
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