Asia Association of Education and Exchange

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Gender Inequality in Nepal

Gender Inequality in my Country, Nepal 

Pushpa Gurung
(AAEE, Nepal)

   It’s true if you hear of any gender inequality existing still around the world. Well, it’s no wonder if you see a little girl not being sent to school where on the other a little boy happily goes to school. The gender discrimination does exist still in my country. And it was deeply saddening when I met this little girl from one the mountainous regions in Lamjung, Nepal.
   She has three brothers and two sisters including her in her family. Her brothers go to the school even if it takes more than 2 hours from her village to make it to the school whereas her sister and she are not being sent to any school yet. Rather they are always bound to go to the jungles to trim grasses for the cattle. Her passion for learning and going to school is beyond her will. But she says that she cannot go to school. She adds that her mother will be all alone  having to work hard in the fields and looking after the cattle if she runs away to go to school. How touching is that? Each day she scrambles tiny letters with a piece of wood on the ground. She likes reading books and drawing pictures. And she tells that she wants to be a successful nurse.
   Because of the poor economical condition of families in Nepal and many other countries around the world, still children cannot go to schools. That kind of societies still exist where even if they send their children to schools, it’s not the girls. Boys are prioritized which is unfair and inhumane. Education is needed in those areas to make a change. And we need to start this change before it gets too late. Let the children learn! Let them see the world and let them dream. The beautiful thing about learning is nobody can take it away from you. And together we can change the world.

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