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Malala Yousafzai Continues Activism Two Years After Assassination Attempt



Malala Yousafzai Oval Office, 11 Oct 2013

Sarah Joanne Jakubowski, Contributing Journalist Last Modified: 13:30  p.m. DST, 15 April 2014 INTERNATIONAL – On October of 2012, 14-year-old Pakistani schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai was shot for speaking up about women’s rights to education. As an inside correspondent with BBC, subject of two documentaries and frequent guest in newsrooms, Yousafazai was becoming the poster child […]

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Opposition to Child Marriage in Pakistan Gains Momentum



Girls in school in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan by DFID - UK Department for International Development

Sarah Joanne Jakubowski, Contributing Journalist Last Modified: 01:10 a.m. DST, 01 April 2014 PAKISTAN – Child marriages are a major and disturbing problem in Pakistan and elsewhere. Eleven percent of the world’s children will be married before the age of 15 — amounting to over 2 million child brides. In Pakistan 7% of girls married […]

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Pakistani Elections: Uncertain, Yet Laudable Milestone



Will the PPP Survive, Photo by

Sam Hargadine, Contributor Last Modified: 13:40 p.m. DST, 03 April 2013 ISLAMABAD, Pakistan – The smoke filled back-rooms of Islamabad, Pakistan’s capital, would make even 1920s Chicago blush. Power is concentrated among a few connected families with long histories intertwined by periods of conflict and cooperation. Often times it seems the phrase, ‘the enemy of my enemy is […]

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Mother Kills Daughter with Acid



Acid Attack Victim, Photo by ReSurge International

Ayanna Nahmias, Editor-in-Chief Last Modified: 23: 53 PM EDT, 1 November 2012 ISLAMABAD, Pakistan – Acid attacks, are a heinous crime in which the perpetrator seeks to deliberately maim or kill their victim with acid so that they suffer horrendously in the short-term, and if they survive, must suffer the further indignity of being horribly […]

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Taliban Shoot 14-Year-Old Pakistani Activist, Malalai Yousafzai



Malalai Yousafzai # 2, Photo by Ayesharizvikhi6

Ayanna Nahmias, Editor-in-Chief Last Modified: 11:28 AM EDT, 9 October 2012 Knowledge is power. Information is power. The secreting or hoarding of knowledge or information may be an act of tyranny camouflaged as humility. ~ Robin Morgan MINGORA, Pakistan – On Tuesday, a 14-year-old Malalai Yousafzai, a Pakistani activist, was shot while boarding a school […]

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