At the start of the semester all children (90) at the three schools received a booklet to learn more about their rights including a summary of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.
In 2013, the International Children’s Peace Prize was awarded to Malala Yousafzai. The prize was presented by Nobel Peace Laureate Tawakkol Karman. Malala won the prize, at the age of 16, because she fights for every child’s right to education and especially for girls. KidsRights supports Malala in her struggle with a project fund of € 100.000, -. The funds are provided through the Akzo Nobel Children's Peace Fund. The selected projects in Pakistan improve access and quality of education in various ways.
Worldwide there are still 32 million girls who are not attending primary school. In order to give girls the same rights to education as boys, attention must be given to the cultural perspective on the role of girls in the family, to the cost of education and to unsafe situations on the way to school and safety at the school itself. Access to education for girls has a positive result on the overall health of a society, contributes to higher incomes and employment, reduces the mortality of mothers and children and discourages marriages at a young age.
Read the KidsRights Report about this theme