For many in the Western World they are a blessing. In much of the rest of the world ?
By the time they are 12 years old they clean , cook , wash, they are the H o u s e k e e p e r s, the M a i d s.
In the Western World they are the darlings and are well looked after, some times even spoiled.
In the Developing World?
They eat what is left after the boys and the men have eaten, in most cases they are not vaccinated, or their health monitored and chances are they do not go to school; why should they? their role in life is to look after their parents and later their in-laws. Many are married by the time they are 15, a few before that … even at 10. Many give birth when still in teenage and several die of complications during pregnancy, or when giving birth and what can one say about the atrocity of cutting off the clitoris of Girls, often in atrocious conditions.
The entire World must improve the lot of Girls in the Developing World, because the entire world will benefit from it. Improvement can come only though e d u c a t i o n.
The Developing World must be lifted up and out of its ignorance and mental bondage to thus bring about a profound change to the World Economy. In a Developing World where all humans will be considered equal, Girls will go to school, because it will be materially possible for them to receive education, which will expand their mental Horizon and broaden their View of life. Education of the Developing World will empower women who will contribute to the Economy of the Developing World and thus to the World Economy, to the benefit of all. The Politics and Social Attitudes of the World will improve as those of the Developing World will. This improvement will be made possible by the fact that the educated Girls will become educated mothers. Mothers are the children’s first Tutors. They answer the questions and queries of the kids. Educated mothers will, therefore, give educated answers to their children which will help lift their mental state, which in turn will help them gain more from school education, to become members of a world with shared values and attitudes. This will make the new members of society better contributors to the World Economy, with an increased awareness of Social Justice and the benefits of Democracy, so authoritarian regimes will not be tolerated. Democracy and Social Justice are prerequisites to Socio-economic progress and wellbeing, on whose foundations quality of life is built.
Because Americans are inclined to help improve conditions in the underprivileged world (remember the peace corp.) they have now created GIRL UP (girlup.org) which informs about the needs and raises money and awareness to fight poverty, sexual violence and child marriage in the Developing World. It also uses the Social Media to spread the word about pep rallies where kids learn how $5 sent to Ethiopia can save a 10 year old girl from a forced marriage, or what it feels like to carry a jerrican of water for a long distance. American Girls are helping Girls in the Developing World. Why can not the Western, the Developed World, organize a well functioning mechanism to “enable” the girls of the Developing World improve their destiny?