After 15-year-old Malala Yousafzai was shot in the head for standing up for the right of every girl to go to school, the resulting outcry in Pakistan proved that attitudes toward women in my country can progress. Still, so much remains to be done, from education to law enforcement, to make a real difference — and the international community must do its part to help.
My heart weeps for Malala, and I continue to pray for her renewed health. At this time, Pakistan should also reflect on its own path of progress and renewal: on how far it has come, and on the great journey that lies ahead.
In 2002, I was gang-raped by a neighbouring clan carrying out “honour revenge.” Long after the physical wounds healed, the emotional scars endure. Also enduring is the memory that when I first raised my voice, bringing my case to the authorities in the pursuit of justice, many told me it was better to keep quiet, not to bring further “shame” on my family. Continue reading
The children and their schools seems to be the main targets of the terrorists in 2013 as more than 9 children were killed and 11 injured in different terrorists attacks while more than 11 schools bombed in different parts of the North-Western Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province and the adjacent tribal region named FATA in the month of January. Continue reading
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Après la contribution de Khaled Issa, nous poursuivons la publication des exposés des intervenants à la soirée organisée par le MPCT le 28 novembre 2012.
L’EXPOSÉ DE FAZAL UR REHMAN AFRIDI
Président de l’Institut pour la Recherche et l’Etude Stratégique de Khyber, IRESK
Membre de l’Alliance Internationale Contre le Terrorisme
Après les promesses du Pakistan faites, suite à l’attentat contre Malala Yousoufzai, pour la protection des filles et des enfants en général, rien n’a changé et la terreur contre eux continue !
Il y a quatre jours : une bombe contre une procession chiite au Nord-Ouest du Pakistan a tué 8 enfants, dont 3 frères âgés de 12 à 14 ans. Elle en a blessé 12. Continue reading