Globally, 258 million children are out of school, of which 132 million are girls (Guyatt, 2019; UNICEF, 2019). Among those Pakistan alone contributes 22.8 million out of school children, which is the world’s second highest number (HRW, 2018). According to prevalent literature, 32 percent primary-age girls are out of school in Pakistan. This percentage increases up to 59% by grade six and further up to around 80% by ninth grade. Despite the dismal situation of education for both out-of-school girls and boys (21% in primary, 49% secondary), girls are the worst affected. The specific focus of this study aimed at investigating the connection between education and gender inequality hindering the process of development of girls in rural Sindh in Pakistan.
Imtiaz Ahmed; Maryam Ayub; Hellen Okelo
Syeda Nazneen Jahan, Bangladesh