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Malala ‘humbled’ by honorary Canadian citizenship, praises refugee welcome

Pakistani activist and Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai, left, is presented with an honorary Canadian citizenship by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at Parliament Hill in Ottawa on April 12, 2017. Photo: Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press

Malala Yousafzai urges Canada to play leading role in girls’ education fight Pakistani education activist and Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai has become only the sixth person, and the youngest, to ever receive honorary Canadian citizenship. Canada bestowed the title on Yousafzai, 19, during an honorary citizenship ceremony in Ottawa on Wednesday. “I’m humbled to accept honorary citizenship of ... Read More »

Investing in 10-year-old girls can unlock billions for national economies

UNFPA annual State of the World Population Report 2016

UNFPA urges countries to focus on scaling up interventions to reach more girls, particularly those who are poorest and most vulnerable. ISLAMABAD –  By investing in the health, education and empowerment of its 10-year-old girls today, Pakistan has the potential to receive high individual returns, transforming not only the lives of individuals but the whole economy. These girls, who complete secondary school, can earn ... Read More »

Pakistani youth strive to make Cities and Public Spaces safe for Women

Pakistani youth strive to make Cities and Public Spaces safe for Women

Pakistani youth present their ideas for Safe Cities & Public Spaces for women and girls LAHORE — Pakistani youth act to make public places safe, secure and welcoming for women by pitching street savvy ideas to remove restrictions that hinder women’s public mobility and tackle street harassment. Immobility and street harassment, a big problem for women and girls across Pakistan, ... Read More »

Girls’ Education Programme worth USD 7 million launched in Islamabad

Pakistani girls at school in Mingora, Swat valley.

Islamabad – UNESCO and Government of Pakistan have launched a three-year program “Girls’ Right to Education Programme in Pakistan” to improve access to quality learning opportunities for girls in the hardest-to-reach areas of the country. The program launched in Islamabad on Thursday intends to support better access, improved quality and safe learning environments for girls in far-flung areas of the country. ... Read More »

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