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New Report Details Extent of Attacks on Education Worldwide

A new report issued by the Global Coalition to Protect Education from Attack, Education Under Attack 2014, details the extent of attacks on educators, students, and schools worldwide between 2009 and 2013. The report singles ou...
by Alex Leedom


Education Reform Falling Short in Pakistan

Pakistan is in the process of enacting education reform, introducing new programs and legislating increased access to schools. A recent law, the Sindh Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act, adopted last March, ...
by Alex Leedom


US and Pakistan Announce Pakistan Reading Project

On Feb. 13, the United States and Pakistan announced a new joint venture, the Pakistan Reading Project, a five-year, $160 million plan to improve the reading skills of 3.2 million children throughout the country. The project ai...
by Alex Leedom



Sex Ed Comes to Pakistani Girls

On the heels of a recent UNESCO initiative to improve access to and quality of girls’ education, a new program run by the Village Shadabad Organisation is bringing sex education to nearly 700 girls in eight schools in rural P...
by Alex Leedom


UNESCO to spend $7 Million for Girls’ Education in Pakistan

This month, UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova and Pakistan’s State Minister for Education, Muhammad Baleeghur Rehman, signed  the Malala Funds-in-Trust agreement, which commits $7 million to improving access to and qualit...
by Alex Leedom


In Pakistan, a Hero Gives His Life for His Classmates’ Right to Education

On January 6th, a student named Aitzaz Hasan, 15, prevented a suicide bomber from attacking his school, saving the lives of nearly 2,000 of his fellow students. It is reported that the suicide bomber was aged 20 to 25, and app...
by Nashrah Ahmed



Half of Children in Balochistan Denied Education

Balochistan, a southwest province of Pakistan,  is experiencing an educational crisis with half of the population being denied access to an education. With shortages of schools, facilities, teachers, and supplies, many areas o...
by Amanda Lubit


Malala’s Yousufzai’s Book Banned From Pakistan’s Private Schools

Malala Yousufzai‘s new book ‘I am Malala,’ will be completely banned from Pakistan’s private schools and co-curricular activites in an effort to protect children from the book’s “controversial”...
by Rachel Pozivenec


Pakistan’s Supreme Court Orders Investigation of “Ghost Schools”

Pakistan’s Supreme Court responded to the plague of “ghost schools” affecting the country by ordering district judges to survey schools and report on their status. Throughout the country, school buildings rema...
by Amanda Lubit