India and Pakistan must unite to fight terror…  

Originally posted on Journeys to democracy:
A student in Chennai prays for those killed in Peshawar. Schools across India held a two-minute silence on Wednesday. Photo: R. Senthil Kumar/ PTI My op-ed in The Indian Express today, Dec 18, 2014… Together we can  By Beena Sarwar In an unprecedented move, students at schools across India observed a…

Education crusader, volunteer English teacher gunned down in Afghan attack

Originally posted on Ismailimail:
By Michelle McQuigge, The Canadian Press – Roshan Thomas spent weeks at a time living in Afghanistan’s impoverished communities and opened her Canadian home to youth seeking opportunities outside the war-torn country. In the comparative safety of a well-guarded Kabul hotel dining room, however, the B.C. woman’s crusade for educational equality…

Kalash tribe, Ismailis in safe hands — Pakistan Today com

KP govt report says Pak Army patrolling valley to counter terror attempt by Taliban Says a unit of AK-42 Regiment has been sent to valley (…) In reply to a suo motu notice taken by the court on February 20, KP Advocate General Abdul Latif Yousufzai submitted a two-page report explaining that the army and…

Taliban propaganda — Daily Times com Pakistan

What is of paramount importance to note here is that there is no conflict between Sunnis and Ismailis in Chitral. The reason is that most of them are connected through blood relations. Ethnically, though the people are heterogeneous, the dominant culture is that of peace and harmony (…) What we infer from the above picture…

Malala wins International Children’s Peace Prize 2013 — Kids Rights Org

Archive Foto KidsRights commends her fight for right to education for girls worldwide Amsterdam, August 27, 2013 – On Friday September 6, the International Children’s Peace Prize 2013 will be presented in The Hague to Malala Yousafzai, a 16-year-old girl from Pakistan, who has risked her life in the fight for access to education for…

Pakistan Reaches Out to US, India, Afghanistan — Voice of America news com

(…) U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry listens as Sartaj Aziz (R), Pakistan’s foreign policy chief, speaks during a joint news conference in Islamabad August 1, 2013. ISLAMABAD — Pakistan’s new government is reaching out to the United States, India and Afghanistan to try to improve long tense relations. A week after Washington and Islamabad…

Video: Shabana Basij-Rasikh, founder of HELA, a nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering Afghan women through education — TEDxWomen

Shabana Basij-Rasihk talks about her childhood in Kabul, where her education was conducted in secret and at enormous risk to herself and her family, and about her commitment to a global campaign advocating for oppressed girls. She is the founder of HELA, a nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering Afghan women through education, and SOLA, a…

Civilian casualties in Afghanistan’s armed conflict decreased for the first time in six years — United Nation’s Press Release

Kabul, 19 February 2013 – Civilian casualties in Afghanistan’s armed conflict decreased for the first time in six years, the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) said today in releasing its 2012 Annual Report on Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict prepared in coordination with the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for…