Monthly Archives: January 2013

Communiqué du Collectif Contre le Terrorisme

Non au terrorisme

Le Collectif Contre le Terrorisme, qui regroupe des associations très diverses, considère le terrorisme comme une violation majeure des droits humains et l’un des pires fléaux de notre temps.

Nous nous félicitons de la détermination affirmée par le Président de la République et le gouvernement à lutter contre les terroristes djihadistes sans céder à leur chantage.

La France a déclenché une opération militaire. Nous en prenons acte. Continue reading

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Simone de Beauvoir Prize for Women’s Freedom 2013 awarded to Malala Yousafzai

Afridi with Ziauddin Yousafzai, father of Malala, immediately after the Award ceremony. Malala has been honored with the prestigious French Simon de Debouvoir Award 2013 for the Liberty of Women. The award was given to her father in an elegant ceremony held in Paris on January 9, 2013. Later, Najat Vallaud Belkacem, the Minter for Women rights and Spokes-person of the government of France held a prestigious ceremony at the Ministry in honor of Ziauddin Yousafzai.

Afridi with Ziauddin Yousafzai, father of Malala, immediately after the Award ceremony. Malala has been honored with the prestigious French Simon de Debouvoir Award 2013 for the Liberty of Women. The award was given to her father in an elegant ceremony held in Paris on January 9, 2013. Later, Najat Vallaud Belkacem, the Minter for Women rights and Spokes-person of the government of France held a prestigious ceremony at the Ministry in honor of Ziauddin Yousafzai.

Mr Yousafzai received in Paris, on behalf of his daughter, the Simone de Beauvoir Prize for Women’s Freedom, presented to him on Wednesday, 9 January, at the Maison de l’Amérique latine. Malala Yousafzai, who is currently living in the UK, was the victim of an assassination attempt in October last year because of her determined commitment to the right to education.

Awarding the prize, express France’s commitment to women’s rights and solidarity with Malala Yousafzai in her fight for the right to girls’ education.

Earlier, M. Laurent Fabius, Minister of Foreign Affairs, received Mr Ziauddin Yousafzai, the father of Malala Yousafzai at Quai d’Orsay in recognition of French support and solidarity for Malala Yousafzai. Continue reading

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CHILDREN LIVING UNDER TERROR IN PAKISTAN- MONTHLY REPORT (DECEMBER)

POLIO WORKERS KILLED

POLIO WORKERS KILLED

Despite, the tall claims of Universal education or Education for all in Pakistan by the President of Pakistan at an International Conference co-organized with UNESCO at its headquarter in Paris, the girls of Pakistan continue to suffer from the threats, abductions and killings by Taliban and terrorists bands. Taliban are killing the girls who dare to go to schools with impunity in a systematic way to stop them from getting educated. On the other hand their schools are the main target of Taliban, which are being destroyed on daily basis. The reason for the failure is simple as always pointed out by IRESK that a holistic or two pronged approach/strategy to protect and provide security to the girls of Pakistan first and then implement the education for all strategy. Just wasting millions in failed projects, without cutting out the cancer will not work. The next important thing is to match the promises and words with actions. Words without actions are waste of time and money on conferences like held in Paris. UNESCO must also keep in mind its inherent values and goals in mind and should not compromise on its aims and objectives simply to get few millions. We do not need those to lecture us on education and universal values who are themselves a part of the problem rather then solution. Continue reading

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