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By Fait Muedini

This publication makes a speciality of all concerns with regards to the human correct of kid basic schooling. It addresses problems with entry to schooling, some great benefits of education, fundamental schooling and human rights legislations, the position of states and NGOs in the direction of enhancing enrolment charges, in addition to coverage concepts.

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15) The Importance of Education M 21 Based on such findings, Summers (1994) wonders, “Considering the very low cost of equalizing educational opportunities for men and women, the question is not whether countries can afford this investment, but whether countries can afford not to educate more girls” (Summers, 1994: 18). Overall, “[e]ducated women are more likely to have decent work conditions, delay childbearing, resist violence, denounce injustice and participate in political processes” (The Global Education First Initiative, 2012).

In 1960, this document, the Convention Against Discrimination in Education, was put into force. The convention provides many references to child education. For example, Article 1 of the Convention states that For the purposes of this Convention, the term “discrimination” includes any distinction, exclusion, limitation or preference which, being based on race, colour, sex, language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin, economic condition or birth, has the purpose or effect of nullifying or impairing equality of treatment in education.

Specifically, the UN has been very active in working toward the goal of providing all children with the right to education. Where this has taken place has been within what they have called the UN Millennium Development Goals. UN Millennium Development Goals Having discussed the legal context for which education is guaranteed in international human rights law, it is important to then look at the different international programs that have been developed in an attempt to reduce the number of children not attending primary schools.

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