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Pakistan Girls Education

Pakistan: When Children Fear to Learn

Akshan deAlwis | Posted 02.22.2015 | Impact
Akshan deAlwis

This "war against education" from the Taliban has effectively crippled the future of Pakistan, ensuring that the vast human potential of the nation will be going to waste. However, in the wake of the attack in Peshawar, there needs to be a concerted attempt by the state and people of Pakistan to reform and support the education system.

Girls Deserve the Chance to Reach Their Dreams

Salma Hayek Pinault | Posted 12.11.2014 | Impact
Salma Hayek Pinault

On this International Day of the Girl, let us shelter and support young girls' dreams, and help those millions of tiny flames become a sun that lights the sky.

A Tribute to Malala's Father, Ziauddin, Our Favorite Male Feminist, on International Women's Day

Malala Yousafzai | Posted 05.08.2014 | Impact
Malala Yousafzai

The question remains, how do we encourage more men to be advocates for the women in their lives?

The Reluctant Heroine: Celebrity Aside, Malala's Cause Is Real

Anushay Hossain | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Anushay Hossain

I admire and respect Malala's journey. But this level of Western applause, this tendency to over-celebrate anybody from the East is all too familiar. It makes it clearer than ever that Yousufzai polarizes her global audience.

Meeting Malala: A Student Reflects on the Best Day Of Her Life

Vikas Pota | Posted 09.15.2013 | Impact
Vikas Pota

In a rousing speech last Friday at the UN in New York, Malala Yousafzai addressed more than 500 young leaders from around the world at the UN Youth Takeover.

Happy Birthday, Malala

Shiza Shahid | Posted 09.11.2013 | Impact
Shiza Shahid

Today, on her 16th birthday, Malala spoke at the UN in her first time speaking on a public platform after her shooting. Today is a moment to focus the world's attention on the 57 million children -- including 32 million girls -- who do not have access to education.

WATCH: This Awesome Rap Video Honors Malala Yousafzai

The Huffington Post | Julie Zeilinger | Posted 07.12.2013 | Women

On October 9, 2012, 15-year-old Malala Yousafzai was shot in the head by Taliban militants. Her crime? Daring to speak out and demand universal educat...

Reunited: Shazia Ramzan Joins Her Friend Malala in the UK

Gordon Brown | Posted 08.31.2013 | Impact
Gordon Brown

The fight for girls' education is the civil rights struggle of our generation. It will need a determined and vocal global campaign to make it a priority in countries where girls' needs have been neglected.

Stand With Malala for Education for All

Gordon Brown | Posted 08.17.2013 | Impact
Gordon Brown

Malala Yousafzai -- the 15-year-old Pakistani girl militants tried to assassinate -- is the first signatory of a new worldwide petition launched today after terrorists, hell-bent on preventing girls being educated, murdered 14 students at an all girls' college in Pakistan.

This School Lifts Pakistani Girls Out of Poverty

Alexia Parks | Posted 01.09.2012 | Impact
Alexia Parks

The story that moved Saba Gul was about a young girl who was not allowed to go to school because she was a girl. So she masked herself as a boy for 12 years.

Andrea Stone

Exclusive: Charity Watchdog Calls For 'Three Cups Of Tea' Author Greg Mortenson's Resignation | Andrea Stone | Posted 09.13.2011 | Impact

The watchdog group that first warned that the bestselling author of "Three Cups of Tea" was more interested in selling books than building schools in ...

Girls' Education in Pakistan Can't be Swept Away by Floodwaters

Susan Skog | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Susan Skog

When I look at the images of the suffering in Pakistan, I think of Desmond Tutu's words, "My humanity is caught up in your humanity."

Greg Mortenson Inspires Branksome Hall to Raise $9,000 in Pennies for Peace Drive

Marissa Bronfman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Marissa Bronfman

What do you get when a passionate all-girls school in Toronto sets their sights on raising money for girls in Afghanistan and Pakistan to go to school? Millions of pennies!

Pakistan's Taliban Peace Deal A Set Back For Women

Inter Press Service | Zofeen Ebrahim | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

KARACHI, Feb 23 (IPS) - The ceasefire agreement reached by the provincial government in the North West Frontier Province (NWFP) and the Taliban on Feb...

Taliban Destroy Girls' Education, Pakistan Is Powerless

Inter Press Service | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

PESHAWAR, Jan 28 (IPS) - "My school was destroyed by (Pakistani) Taliban. I won't be able to go back to it," says Sumaira bibi, a grade 5 student from...