Families benefit when girls go to school

    | March 8, 2010

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    As we celebrate International Women’s Day, we must not forget the girls who will become the next generation of women. Gender equality (or inequality) begins in childhood. For example, we know that boys are more likely than girls to complete an education. This will affect their livelihood opportunities as adults.

    Parents who are considering withdrawing their young girls from school may not have considered the benefits of girls obtaining an education. This week’s script explores how a family can work together to ensure that all their children can stay in school; and how a girl’s education can benefit the entire family. The Notes to Broadcasters for this script also suggest other story ideas on this topic.

    This script can also be found online at: http://www.farmradio.org/english/radio-scripts/70-4script_en.asp.

    To browse through more scripts on gender and development, go to: http://farmradio.org/english/radio-scripts/gender.asp.