Daisy Khan’s call to stand with and for Afghan women echoes the sentiments of most advocates of justice for the Afghan people. In this essay she reminds all involved in the tragedy of Afghanistan of the fundamental rights of women in Islam, denied by the Taliban.
The Center for Universal Education at The Brookings Institution seeks to build the evidence base on girls’ education policies and programs in developing countries. The Echidna scholars program is designed to offer guest scholars from developing countries the opportunity to pursue their own independent research on global education issues with a specific focus on girls’ education. Scholars will also be supported in developing or implementing a project in which findings from the research are piloted. Application deadline: Oct. 31.
Peace educator Sakena Yacoobi of the Afghan Institute of Learning has been named the recipient of the 2016 Harold W. McGraw, Jr Prize in Education. Yacoobi will receive the International Education prize for the transformational effect her work has had on communities in Afghanistan, particularly in education for girls and women, and how she has inspired others to follow suit. AIL receives requests for workshops and for subjects that go beyond the basics and into topics such as human rights, leadership, democracy and peace building.
(Original article: Education International, 10-26-15) With 62 million girls still denied their right to basic education, the new Gender Summary of the Education For All Global Monitoring Report makes it …