Women's Task Force Suggests Gordon Brown's Linking Together the Fight for Girls' Rights
From The Washington Post
By Gordon Brown July 21, 2014
Gordon Brown, prime minister of Britain from 2007 to 2010, is a U.N. special envoy for global education.
Glory, Rejoice and Comfort. Three schoolgirls with unforgettable names. Three schoolgirls whose contribution to propelling girls’ rights onto the world agenda may yet rival what Rosa Parks achieved for U.S. civil rights a half-century ago.
One hundred days after Boko Haram’s abduction of Glory Dama, Rejoice Sanki, Comfort Amos and more than 200 other teenage girls from the Chibok school in northeastern Nigeria, their plight is inspiring a one-day worldwide vigil. On Wednesday, groups fighting for girls rights across the globe will come together to act as one, unveiling for the first time what could become the great civil rights movement of this generation.
Demonstrations on behalf of the missing girls will be mobilized in Pakistan by the girls’ education movement Idara-e-Taleem-o-Aagahi (ITA), in India by Bachpan Bachao Andolan, in Africa’s Francophone countries by the Global March Against Child Labour and in capital cities around the globe by the 500 teenage global ambassadors of A World at School.
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