Political unrest and friction with India often dominate international news about Pakistan. But what is life really like in Pakistan?
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5.5 million children out of school in Pakistan: UNESCO report
The Express Tribune - tribune.com.pk/story/666285/5-5-million-children-out-of-school-in-pakistan-unesco-report/
“Pakistan has almost 5.5 million children that are out of school, the second highest number in the world only after Nigeria. Pakistan also has the highest number of illiterate adults in the world, after India and China. These are just some of the findings of UNESCO’s latest report on the state of global primary education that puts Pakistan’s current educational crisis in a glaring, damning light.”
Women, girls and Malala: Research on gender and education in Pakistan, and beyond
Journalist’s Resource - journalistsresource.org/studies/international/human-rights/pakistan-women-equality-education-economic-development-research-roundup
“Malala Yousafzai, the co-recipient of the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize, has been advocating across the world for girls’ educational rights, even in the face of extremely difficult circumstances in her home country of Pakistan, where gunmen attempted to assassinate her in 2012.”
Now on the Job in Pakistan: Women
Bloomberg - www.bloomberg.com/bw/magazine/now-on-the-job-in-pakistan-women-09082011.html
“Pakistan has long been a tough place for women seeking employment beyond the farm or factory. For decades the country’s conservative culture, with few links to the outside world, prevented many girls from getting an education and kept most women at home or in low-paying jobs. But in recent years Pakistanis have gained a greater awareness of how other societies treat women, as Internet use has expanded, global corporations have entered the country, and scores of television channels and radio stations have sprung up.”