Education is very important in the lives of any person. However, education comes at a high cost. Women still face an obstacle in getting education across India because they are still expected to just work in the kitchen in many parts of the country. India has the highest female illiteracy rate among South Asian countries, but women still don’t have enough opportunities to reach their full potential.
It is a sad truth that money has become a barrier to women’s education in India. The percentage of women to men enrolled has remained small for decades. The reason is obvious — the cost of education is still high, and there are hardly any government-run or government-aided colleges available for females, free of cost.
Importance of women’s education in India
Women’s education in India is not only an important issue but also a matter of pride and prestige for the country. The importance of Women’s Education in India can be gauged from the fact that it has been a subject in most of the syllabi of all universities, colleges, schools and other educational institutions.
In recent times, many efforts have been made to improve women’s status through various schemes and programs. With such initiatives, we hope that our daughters will be able to contribute their share toward nation-building. It will also help them eliminate gender bias and social discrimination.
Financial independence is one of women’s education’s most significant and positive outcomes. Women who pursue higher education have a better chance of finding suitable employment, which can lead to a stable income.
Women are more likely to use their earned money for household expenses like food and clothing, which will help them support their family members.
Why is finance still a barrier to women’s education?
The first step towards financial independence is education. The financial barrier for women is not just about education but also their ability to be independent. For a woman to be financially independent, she needs access to the capital market, which requires a certain amount of financial literacy.
Financial literacy is important for many reasons, including protecting yourself from fraud and managing your money and growing it.
Women tend to have less disposable income than men, so one way in which they can become financially independent is by becoming self-employed or opening up their businesses as freelancers or entrepreneurs. This gives them more control over their finances and more opportunities for extra income while giving them more flexibility in what they do with their time outside work hours.
Barriers to women’s education in India
One of the biggest barriers to women’s education in India is money. A woman’s family might not be able to afford a degree for her, and even if she gets one, she might not be able to find a job in her field.
The situation is worse for lower-caste and Dalit women, who face even more discrimination and have fewer options for higher education.
The cost of education is also an issue for upper-caste students, who often receive scholarships and other financial aid. But even with that, they still need their parents’ help paying off their tuition fees or loans.
In many cases, parents are so worried about financial security that they don’t allow their daughters to go to college out of fear that they’ll get married and leave home.
Here are some reasons why women in India still lag in education:
It’s not just about the cost of education. It’s also about the social pressure of staying home and not studying further. For instance, many parents don’t want their daughters to get married after they finish school because they think it will affect their marriage prospects. This leads many girls to drop out of school early or never go beyond high school altogether, which means that they will not be qualified for college admissions when they decide to continue their education.
Lack of parental support
Many parents believe that educating their daughters is an expense they cannot afford and do not encourage them to pursue higher educational qualifications or career goals that may lead to higher earnings than unskilled jobs (like domestic help or factory work). Studies have found that parents with more educated daughters tend to give less financial support for their daughter’s higher education than parents with less educated daughters.
The fact is that women are not getting equal access to education. This is because they are being discriminated against. An example of this can be seen in the case of gender bias in India’s education system.
There are many reasons for this, but one of them is that most schools do not provide equal facilities for male and female students. This means that female students have to face many challenges regarding their education.
There are several ways in which gender bias acts as a barrier to women’s education in India:
- There is a lack of awareness about gender biases among parents and teachers who can influence how they treat their daughters and sons differently.
- Students lack awareness about how to deal with gender biases or recognize them when they occur.
- Many girls are taught at home by their mothers and grandmothers instead of being taught by male role models, which can lead to negative stereotypes about them being weak or submissive.
How to support women’s education in India through Crowdfunding?
Crowdfunding is a good way to educate the women of India. It allows individuals to donate funds directly to worthy causes on the internet. You can approach Crowdfunding websites or Crowdfunding platforms to create a campaign and start a fundraiser or Crowdfunding for education.