Last Updated on Thursday, 26 November 2015 15:34
Written by Carol Strametz
The theme of the Rutgers 16 Days Against Gender-Based Violence Campaign for 2015 is "From Peace in the Home to Peace in the World: Make Education Safe for All!". The campaign theme "recognizes the dire situation for millions of girls and boys, and young women and men, whose universal human right to education is daily impacted or cut short due to violence, lack of resources, and discrimination."
The Campaign takes place over 16 days: November 25 to December 10. FAWCO encourages you to participate in the Campaign by learning more about the inspiring life and work of Malala Yousafzai, the young Pakistani teen who was shot for advocating for a girl's right to go to school, survived the attack and ultimately won the Nobel Peace Prize.
The AWCH Book Club read I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban
. We encourage you to read this book and meet us for a discussion.
The Book Club also saw He Named Me Malala
, a documentary about this courageous young woman premiered in Germany in November. Watch the trailer HERE
, and if you're interested, we'll arrange for a discussion.
If Malala's story inspires you, we hope you will consider taking further action to address a girl's right to education.
One action you can take immediately to support education for girls is to sign Women Thrive's petition standing with the families in Chibok, Nigeria whose daughters are still missing after being kidnapped over a year ago for attending school. Sign the petition HERE.