Education-for-Girls Activist Malala Yousafzai Walks Out of the Hospital after Surviving an Assassination Attempt
The world is celebrating great news that came in with the New Year: 15-year-old education activist Malala Yousafzai walked out of a Birmingham, England hospital on January 4th, nearly three months after the Taliban shot her in the head and neck during an assassination attempt in Pakistan’s Swat Valley. Malala spoke out on behalf of [...]
CHILD LABOR COALITION PRESS RELEASE: Child Labor Coalition decries shooting of 14-year-old education activist Malala Yousafzai in Pakistan
For immediate release: October 12, 2012 Contact: Reid Maki, (202) 207-2820, firstname.lastname@example.org Washington, DC—The 28 members of the Child Labor Coalition (CLC) today expressed their condemnation of the shooting attack on 14-year-old education activist Malala Yousafzai by Taliban forces on October 9 in Pakistan’s Swat Valley. Malala dared to be an advocate for the education [...]
Today, over 60 million children around the world do not have access to basic education and of that number; almost 50 percent of them are expected to never enroll. To help ensure that all children, regardless of where they were born, have access to a quality education by sending a letter to your Representative asking for their support of the Education for All Act introduced by Reps. Nita Lowey and Dave Reichert.
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11 April 2012 [from the AllAfrica Web site] Dadaab — A mix of cultural practices, such as early and forced marriage, as well as child labour, are depriving girls of education in the Dadaab refugee complex in eastern Kenya. Out of Dadaab’s estimated population of 463,000 mainly Somali refugees, more than half are children under [...]
March 12, 2011 By PATRICIA LEIGH BROWN SALINAS, Calif. — A girl in Oscar Ramos’s third-grade class has trouble doing homework because six relatives have moved into her family’s rusted trailer and she has no private space. A boy has worn his school uniform for two weeks straight because his parents are busy with harvest [...]