Education of Indonesian Girls: The Outlook of Discrimination, Rights, and the Impact on Society


The purpose of this quantitative study is to investigate the education of Indonesian girls in terms of discrimination, awareness of their rights to education, and the wider impact on society. The level of discrimination was analysed using the data of girls’ educational attainment and comparing it to that of boys from low income families, obtained from the Central of Bureau Statistics (CBS) Indonesia in 2012. Awareness of rights to education was investigated using a survey with 100 participants. The result showed that in all levels of education boys had a higher level of attainment than girls. Furthermore, there are higher numbers of girls than boys in the uneducated category. Girls’ educational attainment is closely linked to the human development index which is representative of society. Additionally, girls’ awareness of their rights to education is still very low.

Keywords: Educational Attainment of Girls, Discrimination, Rights to Education, Human Development Index

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