BY Erika W. Smith in General on Oct 11, 2012 |
Girls in school uniforms in HaitiHappy International Day Of The Girl!
If you haven’t heard, today is the UN’s first-ever International Day Of The Girl. Today, people around the world will come together to talk about girls: their rights, their lives, and what we can do to empower them.
Last night, 10x10 celebrated International Day Of The Girl by kicking off its global action campaign for girls’ education with an exclusive event at the ... Read More
BY Kaitlin Cole in General on Oct 11, 2012 |
As we blogged yesterday, Malala Yousafzai, the 14-year-old activist from Pakistan, was shot in the head and neck after members of the Taliban held up the van she was riding home from school in. The bullet barely missed Malala’s brain, and other students also suffered injuries. The shooters have been identified, but the Taliban is still promising to kill Malala if she survives. She has been especially active in advocating for girls’ ... Read More
BY Diana Denza in General on Oct 10, 2012 |
"Where I live, there are some people who want to stop educating girls through guns," the father of Pakistani education rights activist Malala Yousafzai told The New York Times in a documentary titled 'Class Dismissed.'
"I want to get my education and I want to become a doctor," she added in the 2009 feature.
But this Tuesday, the National Peace Award for Youth recipient, esteemed BBC blogger, and two-time Times documentary star paid a high price for her ... Read More