Aryan is a 15-year-old girl from Afghanistan who lives with her family in a shelter in an undisclosed country in Europe. She doesn’t go to school. But she is hugely creative. And it shows in how she occupies her time during the day — writing poetry and making bracelets and earrings that she hopes to sell online one day.
Speaking from the United Nations Headquarters in New York on Wednesday, the U.N. Special Envoy for Global Education
, Gordon Brown, defined 2015 as the year to end violations of the rights of the children worldwide.
Next Monday, after more than two months of public anger against the rape of a young Indian student, the Indian Parliament will consider new legislation to toughen up judicial and police provisions addressing violence against women.
Less than two weeks after being left for dead by the Taliban, Malala Yousafzai is standing up on her own two feet.