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Thursday, March 20, 2014

Malala’s father fighting for an education for girls worldwide

The Star – Louise Brown

“Ziauddin Yousafzai, the father of Malala who was shot by the Taliban, is in Canada to promote education for all girls.”(more)

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

You Know Malala. Now, Meet Shiza

Reuters – Staff Writer

Malala Yousafzai is a living legend. That a 15-year-old girl would be targeted and shot by the Taliban, live to tell the tale and then continue to fight for the education of women in Pakistan is the kind of story that cuts through cultural and geographic boundaries. It’s the kind of story that has the power to transform lives.”(more)

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Malala Honored With Peace Prize in Netherlands

Time – Mike Corder

“Pakistani schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai, who survived a Taliban assassination attempt last year, was honored Friday with the Children’s Peace Prize for her work promoting education for girls in her homeland.” (more)

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Taliban Announces Support for Education for Girls in Afghanistan

Education News – Muhammad Nadeem

“The Taliban’s top leader has announced that the radical Islamist group will support modern education in Afghanistan and some tribal areas of Pakistan located on the Afghan borders.” (more)

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Mandarin becomes priority

China Daily – Zhang Yunbi

“China is training more Mandarin teachers and building more language schools in Pakistan to meet the growing demand for Mandarin speakers.” (more)

Thursday, July 25, 2013

World’s newest superhero Burka Avenger fights for Pakistani girls’ education

The Washington Post – AP

“Wonder Woman and Supergirl now have a Pakistani counterpart in the pantheon of female superheroes — one who shows a lot less skin. Meet Burka Avenger: a mild-mannered teacher with secret martial arts skills who uses a flowing black burka to hide her identity as she fights local thugs seeking to shut down the girls’ school where she works.” (more)

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Pakistan’s Malala, shot by Taliban, takes education plea to U.N.

Reuters – Michelle Nichols

“Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani girl who was shot in the head by the Taliban last year for demanding education for girls, marked her 16th birthday with a passionate speech at the United Nations on Friday in which she said education could change the world.”(more)

Friday, July 12, 2013

Siege by Taliban Strains Pakistani Girls’ Schools

New York Times – Taha Siddiqui & Declan Walsh

“Back in Pakistan…the Taliban war on girls’ education continues unabated…Extreme measures have become necessary as Taliban militants have pressed their violent campaign against girls’ education in northwestern Pakistan, bombing schools and terrifying pupils and parents.”(more)

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Young People on the March for Education

Huffington Post – Chernor Bah

“July the 12th is Malala Yousafzai’s 16th birthday. Malala is the courageous Pakistani activist, who dared to challenge the Taliban and fought for the education of girls in her country. She’s celebrating her birthday by addressing a Youth Take-over of the UN and delivering a speech to a global audience of millions.”(more)

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Quiet Progress for Education in Pakistan

Brookings – Rebecca Winthrop, Elena Matsui, & Baela Raza Jamil

“A recent report, The Good News From Pakistan, shows positive results emerging from a program that instituted a number of reforms to the education sector in over 60,000 government schools.”(more)