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Ten men given life sentences for shooting of Malala Yousafzai. First lady in Asia: "Change the world," help 62 million girls go to school. The Obamas want the U.S. to help educate more girls around the world. WASHINGTON — Today, more than 60 million girls around the world are not in school.

The Obamas want the U.S. to help educate more girls around the world

President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama announced this week a new program that will try to help these girls get an education. The program is called Let Girls Learn. It will join another program started last year by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). Malala Fund Blog - Malala's Nobel Peace Prize Speech. Join Malala in seeing #TheLast at Malala.org Let us become the first generation to decide to be the last that sees empty classrooms, lost childhoods, and wasted potential.Let this be the last time that a boy or a girl spends their childhood in a factory.Let this be the last time that a girl is forced into early child marriage.Let this be the last time that an innocent child loses life in war.Let this be the last time that a child remains out of school.Let this end with us.And let us begin this ending…. together…. today….. right here, right now.

Malala Fund Blog - Malala's Nobel Peace Prize Speech

Topics: #TheLast Nobel Peace Prize youtube.com I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up For Education And Was Shot By The Taliban (Book) Malala Yousafzai (Award Winner) video. Because I am a Girl - Girls’ education. Every girl has a right to an education, but close to 62 million girls around the world are not in school, and even more struggle to remain where they belong – in the classroom.

Because I am a Girl - Girls’ education

Every day, girls are taken out of school, married far too young, and subjected to violence in school. And yet, it’s proven that with an education, girls can lift themselves – and everyone around them – out of poverty. Girls Denied Education Worldwide. Where are all the girls?

Girls Denied Education Worldwide

I am the first child of my parents. I have a small brother at home. If the first child were a son, my parents might be happy and would be confident as their future is assured by having a son. But I am a daughter. I complete all the household tasks, go to school, again do the household activities in the evening, and at night only I do my school homework and I study. I have this privilege to go university. Read One Girl’s Opinion Background Worldwide, girls constitute over half of the children out of school. The false view persists in many cultures that it is more beneficial to send the son to school because sons will stay in the family, whereas girls leave the family to join her husband’s family after she gets married. In more than 100 countries, school is not free and many parents cannot afford the tuition or the cost of uniforms.

Faced with social and economic barriers, parents often chose to invest in their son’s, and not their daughter’s, education. Learn More. Room to Read. United Nations Girls' Education Initiative. Malala Yousafzai, Girl Shot by Taliban, Was Drawn to Politics by Dad. Correction Appended: Oct. 17, 2012 Malala Yousafzai is only 14 years old, but she has always come off as preternaturally mature, able — even at 11 — to talk about serious issues like education and terrorism and her native Pakistan’s troubled relations with India.

Malala Yousafzai, Girl Shot by Taliban, Was Drawn to Politics by Dad

The attempt on her life and the ensuing medical emergency have made her a hero to a greater audience. But in the patriarchal and conservative Muslim world she grew up in, a pioneer like Malala would not have been possible without another hero: her father. The saga “is a story about a father and a daughter, more than a story about a girl,” says Adam Ellick, a journalist and documentary filmmaker who covered the 2009 shutdown of the schools in the Swat Valley because of Taliban threats that led to the displacement of the Yousafzai family and thousands of others. Ziauddin Yousafzai founded the Khushal School and College that his daughter attends in the city of Mingora. (MORE: How Malala Yousafzai May Affect Pakistan’s Culture Wars) Girl basketball players in Saudi Arabia need sneakers, a net, and courage. JIDDAH, Saudi Arabia — In Saudi Arabia, there are many restrictions on what a woman can and cannot do.

Girl basketball players in Saudi Arabia need sneakers, a net, and courage

Now, a group of women and girls in the kingdom are pushing back by playing basketball. Women's basketball is becoming popular in the Middle East's largest country. Women are using basketball to push for greater rights on and off the courts in Saudi Arabia. "We are an activist team," said Lina Almaeena, who started the first women's basketball team here 11 years ago. New freedoms of Afghan women under threat. KABUL, Afghanistan — Shahgol Shah was just 11 when her family married her to a man she didn't choose.

New freedoms of Afghan women under threat

She never went to school, and spent her life raising seven children. Today, Shah, who is 50, still obeys an Afghan custom that forbids women to leave home without a male relative. In public, she wears a burka, the long cloak covering her entire body worn by some Muslims for modesty. Her face is hidden by a shawl. “That’s our tradition,” Shah says.