Today, Pakistan suffered one of the bloodiest attacks the country has faced in years. Taliban gunmen entered a military-run school in Peshwar, killing a total of 141 people, 132 innocent children and 9 staff.
The gunmen, who dressed in military uniform and suicide vests, entered the school and began to open fire at students. Pakistani police have said that all seven gunmen involved have been killed.
President Obama has released a statement saying,
"The United States condemns in the strongest possible terms today’s horrific attack on the Army Public School in Peshawar, Pakistan. Read More
BY Emma Tilden
on May 24, 2014
Elections for the European Union will be held this Sunday, May 25th, and polls are predicting that Soraya Post will become the first candidate from the Swedish “Feminist Initiative” party (Fi) to take a seat in the EU parliament.
Soraya Post of the Swedish Feminist Initiative, Image Courtesy of The Guardian
Fi’s feisty slogan, "Out with the racists, in with the feminists," makes the important point that feminism can be used as a platform for change in all forms of discrimination. Read More
BY Kat Hamilton
on Oct 08, 2013
Malala Yousafzai, the girl shot by the Taliban last year, has been making headlines with her astute opinions on society.
Despite Taliban threats to make attempts on her life again, Malala is still speaking out publicly about education, women, and the cultural differences between the Eastern and Western worlds. Since her attack last year, she has been relocated to Britain and enrolled in school.
Malala told BBC, "I want to tell the students of UK to think that it is very precious, it's very prestigious, to go to school. Read More
BY Maggie Carr
on Oct 30, 2012
We’re happy to report that Pakistani teen activist Malala Yousafzai is not expected to have significant brain damage following an assassination attempt by the Taliban.
Malala has been undergoing treatment at Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham, England for the last two weeks. According to University Hospitals Birmingham medical director Dr. Dave Rosser, is able to walk nearly unassisted and “appears to have very good memories of both the last few days of her care and events prior to the incident. Read More
BY Maggie Carr
on Oct 16, 2012
The recent shooting of Malala Yousafzai has torn me up. Deeply. You’d have to be an automaton to feel anything but grief. But she continues to hang on, and along with the rest of the world, I'm hoping that her doctors' most recent predictions--that she'll make a "decent recovery"--will turn out to be true.
I mourn the disruption, if not the destruction, of a young and very promising life. But violence is often a response to fear, and it gives me hope—real, fierce hope—that the Taliban is so terrified of a teenage girl.
They should be. Read More
BY Kaitlin Cole
on Oct 15, 2012
Malala Yousafzai, the 14-year-old Pakistani blogger who was shot by the Taliban last week for being an advocate for girls' education, has been moved from Pakistan to a U.K. hospital specializing in pediatric trauma.
Malala traveled to the U.K. via an air ambulance provided by the United Arab Emirates. Her departure was kept a secret until she was out of Pakistan due to safety concerns.
Both of the bullets that were lodged in her head and neck have been removed, and she remains in stable, though serious, condition. Read More
BY Kaitlin Cole
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’ education, something that the Taliban wants to end. Read More
on May 18, 2011
Women for Women International provides education and aid for women in war-torn areas. Currently, they operate in eight countries -- Sudan, Nigeria, Congo, Bosnia, Rwanda, Kosovo, Iraq and Afghanistan -- teaching women how to read and become more self-sufficient.
This Wednesday at noon, WFWI is holding a fundraiser event that includes a luncheon and a panel that features Zainib Salbi, the founder and CEO of WFWI, journalist and director Sebastian Junger and Sayed Ishaq Gallani, member of the Wolesi Jirga and National Assembly of Afghanistan. The topic of the panel is the future of Afghanistan. Read More