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“Extremists have shown what frightens them most: a girl with a book.”

Malala Yousafzai © picture-alliance/Geisler/D. Van Tine

Malala Yousafzai © picture-alliance/Geisler/D. Van Tine

Malala Yousafzai said it, and it is true. Education is a right that is under threat by the Taliban in Pakistan. Police often have to stand guard outside schools. In the past the Taliban has attacked schools and killed children and teachers were killed. It could happen again any time. In Pakistan: education is an act of courage. See more here!

Author: Gábor Halász

Editor: Marjory Linardy



Dunya Maumoon – Promoting Human Rights and Women’s Rights in the Maldives

On the occasion of International Women’s Day Dunya Maumoon, Foreign Minister of the Maldives has been speaking out on women’s rights in her island nation. Maumoon, for many years has been an ardent supporter of human rights and women’s rights in the Maldives, is the daughter of a former president. In a DW interview she underlined her commitment to women’s rights at home and abroad. (From March 9, 2016)

The long-winded road to education

A fellow journalist back in Pakistan tweeted about an attack on his cousin, a school headmistress in the Charsadda city of the northern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) province. According to the tweet, his cousin had nearly missed being hit with a bullet and was being treated at a hospital emergency. (From June 3, 2014)

Veronica Colondam: Hope for Jakarta’s youth

More than half of all Indonesians are under the age of 30, but very few can afford a good education. Social entrepreneur Veronica Colondam wants to change that. Her organization, YCAB, provides affordable schooling for the poor. (From January 5, 2016)


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