Discoveries of a Wanderer

Discoveries of a Wanderer


Household Chores Hold Girls Back

posted by Jana Melpolder

This was originally posted on Open Equal Free

Young girls around the world are faced with a very difficult sense of reality. Often when one or both parents are unable to care for the home or family, a daughter will have to step in and take care of the household chores. This would leave little time for other things, such as going to school.

Recent statistics noted that Rwanda had a very high number of girls who worked to help the family. “Most children were engaged in household chores such as cooking, washing clothes and fetching water. Girls reported doing most chores [84.9%] compared to 74.9% of boys.” Further indications note that the work interferes with their education, stating that “overall, 13.5% of children working in agriculture and attending school reported that their work interferes with their studies, at times forcing them to drop out of school.”

Finding sustainable solutions to this issue is problematic since somebody has to cook food and wash clothes for the household. Educational alternatives such as flexible school hours or free primary education can certainly help young girls attend class while still working for the family.

Child labor is often a controversial issue, but working with social issues instead of against them might help to make a world of difference for young women everywhere.

Creative Commons Love: Restless mind on Flickr.com



Previous Posts

5 Surprising Things You Didn't Know About the Super Bowl
It's time for the Big Game! Americans, including myself, will be all too-happy to indulge in two of the USA's favorite traditions - food and football. Check out this video from Odyssey Networks that gives us surprising facts to the Super Bowl.

posted 3:32:39pm Jan. 31, 2014 | read full post »

A Prayer to Keep Our Neighbors Warm
The Polar Vortex is no joke - North America has recently experienced extremely low temperatures that's made most of the country nearly shutdown. The negative temperatures outside have left many stranded in airports, unable to go to school and work, or just frustrated by the relentless cold. Sadly,

posted 5:12:35pm Jan. 07, 2014 | read full post »

The Most Powerful Moments of 2013
This past year has been one of growth, happiness, and challenges, both for the world and for myself personally. What has 2013 meant to you?

posted 11:04:52am Dec. 30, 2013 | read full post »

Fear on the First Anniversary of Sandy Hook
Tragedy struck the entire nation last year when a gunman killed 26 first-grade students and adults on December 14, 2012. The community has experienced grief beyond what most of us can understand. But with time, the slow and painful process of healing and forgiveness has already began. The Newt

posted 7:14:00pm Dec. 11, 2013 | read full post »

What Are People REALLY Thankful for This Year?
Thanksgiving is the time to gather around loved ones, family, and friends who feel just like family. Check out what people are grateful for this year and who they want to thank. Video from Odyssey Networks

posted 5:09:33pm Nov. 27, 2013 | read full post »




Report as Inappropriate

You are reporting this content because it violates the Terms of Service.

All reported content is logged for investigation.