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L'éducation pour toutes les filles

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J'habite dans l'un des pays le plus pauvres du monde, le Mali. Nous sommes un pays en voie de développement et nous ne jouissons pas encore de l’évolution de la civilisation et de la modernisation. Le taux de scolarisation des filles est toujours en baisse. Bien que le taux de scolarisation a connu un léger progrès ces derniers années, 60% des filles vont à l’école mais la plupart des jeunes filles en campagne abandonnent au niveau second cycle généralement pour se marier. Les parents obligent leurs filles à abandonner l’école au profit du mariage, et puis il est très difficile pour une jeune fille mariée en campagne de concilier mariage et études. Les travaux champêtres et domestiques ajoutés à ceux-ci les maternités successives, impossible pour une jeune fille de poursuivre des études. A mon avis, le combat pour l’accessibilité de l’internet commence d’abord par l’éducation des petites filles.

English translation by community member nawara el ramly

I live in one of the poorest countries in the world. Mali, we are in the road of development and we still don't follow the modernization and the evolution. The rate of educating girls is always declining. Although enrollment has experienced a slight progress in recent years, 60% of girls go to school but most of them who live in the village left school in the level of the second cycle so that they get married in an early age. Parents insist that girls leave school to get married, and its very difficult for a girl in the village to be married and to continue her education at the same time. The rural and domestic work added to these successive maternity impossible for a girl to go to school. In my opinion the accessibility of the internet begins first by education young girl.

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byamungu bahati pascal's picture

Salut Kiki

Merci pour avoir partager avec nous cette experience qui s'observe dans ton pays. Tu sais que chaque début est difficile. Dans plusieurs pays d'Afrique, les jeunes filles sont souvent négligées et inconsiderées dans la communauté. Certaines personnes ignorent que ces filles ont aussi le droit à plusieurs opportunités comme tant d'autres personnes et ils ignorent que la vie vient de la femme. Si la jeune fille est négligée aujourd'hui, qui sera la femme de demain? Quelle communauté qui sera formé sans la femme? Voilà les questions de base que devraient se poser certaines personnes qui ont le soucis d'une communauté meilleur de demain.
La grande tâche est dans les mains des personnes comme toi pour parler au nom de ceux là qui ne seront pas capable, afin que ceux qui marginalisent la jeune fille sachent qu'ils n'ont pas raison de faire ce qu'ils font. Hausser la voix à travers le monde en utilisant l'internet. Avec l'internet, personne ne t'empêchera pas de parler. Même dans la cuisine tu parlera. Brisez le silence pour mettre fin au mal.
Merci beaucoup Kiki et je t'encourage de parler au nom de ceux qui sont incapables.

Pascal BYAMUNGU

kiki's picture

Merci beaucoup, j'ai eu la

Merci beaucoup, j'ai eu la chance d'accédée à l'internet donc je ferais de mon mieux pour defendre leur causes

Arkiss

louise pare's picture

Struggling for girls

Kiki, your writing is so clear and concise and infused with your deep love for and commitment to girls' education.

Thank you for how much you care, the work you are doing, and the wisdom that comes through in your writing.
I feel inspired by your writing.

Louise

Louise

kiki's picture

For Louise

thank you Louise
Your comment is encouraging, I am always inspired as I talk about the daily lives of women in my country. It is exceptional women, because despite the pain and hardship they know, they continue to move in this situation of injustice.

Arkiss

Mary S's picture

Hi Kiki It is sad to read of

Hi Kiki

It is sad to read of another country where girls do not have the same opportunities for education as boys do. I agree with you that it is important to change that, and it is great that you are able to use the internet to tell the world about it.

Are there many women's groups in Mali who are working to change attitudes, and are they having any success?

Mary

kiki's picture

Hello Again Mary

HI Mary, thanks

Yes, There are women's groups but the road is long, and the fight is not easy. The majority of people in these areas think girls' education lead to prostitution. And we are a vast territory with over 14 million of population.

Arkiss

Mary S's picture

Hi Arkiss It will take time,

Hi Arkiss

It will take time, but I hope eventually women there will have equality. So much has changed for women here in the last 100 years, which proves it can be done.

To me it seems strange that people would believe that an educated girl is more likely to become a prostitute. Most people who go into prostitution do so because they have no other choice, and being educated should bring other opportunities to make money for themselves and their families.

Mary

kiki's picture

Hi again Mary

Hi
Yes it is perplexing to think that educated girl can be synonymous with prostitution. But you know, here is the strength of habits and customs that delay the effective promotion of women. Even women who have had the chance to go to school can not afford to raise at every level with the man. In rural areas the success of a woman is marriage and having children. One that has the chance to go to school can not merely that this kind of life. And it's not the girl who chose her husband, it is the parents who make the choice and you will have nothing to say. And I can assure you that it happens like that even now that you read this message. There're improvements, as you said, it will over time

Arkiss

Mary S's picture

Slowly, as more women get

Slowly, as more women get educated it will change. Maybe it is also possible to get men involved in the campaign, as some men may be more likely to listen if another man tells them it is good for women/girls to be educated and have the right to choose who they marry and when they have children.

Mary

nawara el ramly's picture

translating the journal

i live in one of the poorest countries in the world. Mali, we are in the road of development and we still dont follow the modernization and the evolution.the rate of educating girls is always declining. Although enrollment has experienced a slight progress in recent years,60% of girls go to school but most of them who live in the village left school in the level of the second cycle so that they get married in an early age. parents insist that girls leave school to get married, and its very difficult for a girl in the village to be marreid and to continue her education at the same time, The rural and domestic work added to these successive maternity impossible for a girl to go to school. in my opinion the accessibility of the internet begins first by education young girls

noreez's picture

Go For It

This is a moment when women need to review past achievements and look ahead to the challenges that remain, as well as to untapped potential and opportunities.

In moving forward, we must ensure that women’s empowerment stands at the heart of all of our work to craft a better future!

Dr.Noriah Ismail
APB Senior Lecturer
Universiti Teknologi MARA
Segamat, Johor
Malaysia

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