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The project is conducted by a collaboration of two organisations. Roots for Equity was founded in 1997 and Sojhla in 2002.

Education and awareness raising

This project is aimed at raising awareness on the right to education for girls. By, for instance, informing parents about the rights of girls. The project focuses on cooperation between different religions in providing education for vulnerable children. Especially children of religious minority groups face discrimination and as a result often do not go to school. 

Period: February 2016 - January 2017
Goal: to provide non formal education for vulnerable children and bringing together different religions


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.


Malala strives for the right to education

"I want to live in a world where education is taken for granted in every corner of the globe, because no-one is excluded from it."

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.

The right to education for girls

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

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