Discussion: Educating Girls / Women in the World
Read the December 23, 2005 New York Times article by Sharon LaFraniere, Another School Barrier for African Girls: No Toilets, detailing the seemingly simple problems many girls and women encounter in their attempt to gain an education and a sense of security in a world that is set up to for them to experience double deprivation. Most research indicates that educating women and girls is essential to reducing global poverty.
Read the article, and then review the sociological information you have read in several of the chapters (e.g., on global stratification, education, gender, etc.). Then discuss the issue of educating women and girls in this part of the world. Address the importance of and implications of increasing the education level of women and girls.