By:- Sugandh Bahl
Not just suggestive discussions, Business Connect never forgets to acknowledge some brave-heart works and their stories. Therefore, we bring to you chronicle of Malala Yousuzai, a perfect example of valor and strength.
“Usually a father or a mother is known by the name of their ‘son’, but my family is known by the name of my daughter,” proclaims a proud father ZiauddinYousafzai. According to Malala’s father, “When a girl is born, she immediately becomes a daughter, sister and lately somebody’s wife.But today I proudly proclaim the fact that I am a father of a 16 year old Noble laureate.” Glancing through the human history, the story of a woman is actually a story of injustice, bearer of heinous crimes and violence, victim of atrocities and exploitations. In patriarchal societies from the very beginning when a girl is born, her birth isn’t commemorated or considered anoccasion as the birth of a boy.
When a woman gives birth to a daughter as her first child, she mourns at her arrival, when she gives birth to a second daughter then she is shocked and finally in an innate desire for a boy when she gives birth to a daughter, she feels guilty, this is the plight of a girl child birth in our patriarchal society. Neighbours and family also mock at a mother only for not been able to give a boy, typical of male-dominated society’s standards and thinking. “In a country where women/girls are beheaded if they want to get educated, I got my daughter admitted in my school only. It was actually a moment of great commemoration and pride to be able to give education to my daughter and treat her no less than a man,” says Yousafzai. As a result, she shook the world as she passionately advocated for young people’s universal access to and the importance of education.
This word ‘Education’ seems a bit complex, but it simply means right to learnwhich should be given to every child. But unfortunately there are 55million kids who have been deprived of this right and out of which more than 50% accounts for a girl child. “Education is the foremost weapon one possesses to fight poverty, ignorance and terrorism. But today, 57 million children around the world do not go to school at all and another 250 million drop out or don’t get access to basic reading.In a way, we are failing these children,” exclaims Yousafzai.
It is the duty of elders to show kids the all-inclusive human estimations of truth, decency, equity and fairness. For this reason, we have two foundations: families and schools. Education, regardless of whether at home or in the classroom, has the ability to advance acknowledgment of others ‘views andto test inclinations and dogmatism. In patriarchal societies, women are expected to be obedient. A good girl should be quiet, humble and submissive. She is told not to question her elders, even if she feels that they are wrong or unjust.
Instead of making our girls learn the concept and phenomenon of “Patience”, we should teach the boys to unlearn the lesson of so-called “Pseudo-honor”. We should strive hard to instill in the minds of people that education has the power to transform lives, communities, and societies. And that this is the sole basic need of our society, considering the present scenario.