Category Women’s Education Rights

Suspected Boko Haram gunmen kidnap eight girls in north east Nigeria

Suspected Boko Haram gunmen have kidnapped eight girls between the age of 12 and 15 from a village in the north east of the country. Witnesses claim they were loaded onto military trucks and driven away with stolen livestock. The Islamist group is still holding more than 200 teenagers taken from a school in Chibok […]

The Taliban’s War on Women – Afghanistan – Documentary – Women’s Rights

Taliban violence against women in Afghanistan has never gone away. Disturbing stories of suppression and brutality show a society hanging in the balance. It’s over a decade since the US invasion of Afghanistan, but Taliban authority appears to be rising once more. As violence against women escalates in the country, how much has actually changed […]

Watch the Full Malala Yousafzai UN Education Speech

Pakistani schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai has addressed the United Nations as part of her campaign to ensure free compulsory education for every child. She marked her 16th birthday by delivering the speech on Friday at the UN headquarters in New York. Taliban gunmen shot Malala on her school bus last October following her campaign for girls’ […]