Gender equality is a severe issue in many countries. Women and girls represents half of the world’s population and therefore also half of its potential. Today, gender inequality persists everywhere. Inequalities faced by girls can begin at birth and follow them all their lives. Women and girls suffers from discrimination and domestic violence daily in several countries. 49 countries currently have no laws protecting women from domestic violence. Among these countries is Africa.
Education is extremely important and is the most powerful weapon which can be used to change the world. It is intertwined with gender equality, because these goals together are keys that will allow many other Sustainable Development Goals to be achieved. When people are able to get quality education they can break from the cycle of poverty, and therefore helps to reduce inequalities and to reach gender equality. Education is crucial for the sustainable development.
To work with these goals, requires participation worldwide. We must empower women and girls, and we also have to make education a priority in every country in the world. I personally, can start making changes in my life, at home, at school and in the community. It is time that we take necessary actions to achieve these goals.