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The Right to Education Should Not be Denied

Andrea Edman, 

Article 26 of the Universal Declaration for Human Rights states, "Everyone has the right to education" yet, 57 million children are currently out of school and denied this human right. There are many reasons why these children are out of school. Some come from poor families and are called on to work outside the home or watch siblings, some are malnourished, and others are out of school because they are disabled, a girl, a minority or a combination of other factors that conspire to keep them out of school.

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Education-for-Girls Activist Malala Yousafzai Walks Out of the Hospital

Reid Maki, 

The world is celebrating great news that came in with the New Year: 15-year-old education activist Malala Yousafzai walked out of a Birmingham, England hospital on January 4, nearly three months after the Taliban shot her in the head and neck during an assassination attempt in Pakistan's Swat Valley. Malala spoke out on behalf of her generation of girls having access to education -a position that was in sharp variance with Taliban extremists who tried to silence her.

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Critical Dialogues and Empowering Education in the Wake of the Rape Tragedy in India

Urvashi Sahni, 

The unspeakable horror of the brutal gang rape and murder of a 23-year-old girl in the capital of the world's largest democracy, India, on December 16th has brought to the forefront the cruel, fatal, highly discriminatory gender norms prevalent in a country that now claims to be one of the worlds rising economic stars. A window has opened for responses that challenge these gender norms through critical dialogues and empowering education.

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