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Photo Essay: Education Still A Struggle For Pakistani Girls

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[caption id="attachment_62831" align="aligncenter" width="700"]Education Still A Struggle For Pakistani Girls Afghan refugee girls listen to their teacher during their daily Madrassa, or Islamic school, at a mosque on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan. (Photo: AP/Muhammed Muheisen)[/caption]
Malala Yousafzai’s struggle for girls to be educated in deeply conservative parts of Pakistan led to her being shot and nearly killed by the Taliban two years ago, while her relentless campaign for women’s rights was rewarded Friday when she was jointly awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. Malala, who moved to Britain for treatment and later settled there, tirelessly continued her campaign for a woman’s right to an education in Pakistan and won international recognition for her struggle. In Pakistan her campaign lives on, as young girls and women struggle to get an education. Here are a series of images by Muhammed Muheisen and the late Anja Niedringhaus focusing on the education of young girls in Malala’s hometown of Mingora, in the Swat Valley, and in the outskirts of the capital Islamabad. Taken in makeshift schools set up in slums and mosques, many show adult volunteers teaching children with the limited resources they have. In Mingora they show girls attending Malala’s old school.
  [caption id="attachment_62834" align="aligncenter" width="700"] A young girl in her colourful dress reaches out to greet a Pakistani policeman securing the road outside Kainat Riaz’s home in Mingora, Swat Valley, Pakistan. (Photo: AP/Anja Niedringhaus)[/caption]
Taliban attack survivor Malala Yousafzai of Pakistan won the Nobel Peace Prize for risking their lives to fight for children’s rights. Malala, who moved to Britain for treatment and later settled there, tirelessly continued her campaign for a woman’s right to an education in Pakistan and won international recognition for her struggle. But in Pakistan that effort has not stopped as young girls and women struggle to get an education.
  [caption id="attachment_62836" align="aligncenter" width="700"] A young Pakistani girl works on her mid-term papers in a school in Mingora, Swat Valley, Pakistan. (Photo: AP/Anja Niedringhaus)[/caption]
  Malala Yousafzai’s struggle for girls to be educated in a deeply conservative society led to her shooting by the Taliban, while her relentless campaign for women’s rights was rewarded by the recognition of her work.
  [caption id="attachment_62838" align="aligncenter" width="700"] Afghan refugees and internally displaced Pakistani school children attend their first day of school in a makeshift classroom on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan. (Photo: AP/Muhammed Muheisen)[/caption]
[caption id="attachment_62841" align="aligncenter" width="700"] A Pakistani health worker, left, checks with a teacher whether schoolchildren need a polio vaccine at a makeshift school on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan. (Photo: AP/Muhammed Muheisen)[/caption]
[caption id="attachment_62843" align="aligncenter" width="700"] Pakistani children crowd on a bus after being picked up from school in Wajah Khiel, Swat Valley, Pakistan. (Photo: AP/Anja Niedringhaus)[/caption]
[caption id="attachment_62844" align="aligncenter" width="700"] Afghan refugee children repeat numbers displayed by their teacher during their class at a makeshift school set up in a mosque on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan. (Photo: AP/Muhammed Muheisen)[/caption]
Malala, who moved to Britain for treatment and later settled there, tirelessly continued her campaign for a woman’s right to an education in Pakistan and won international recognition for her struggle. But in Pakistan that effort has not stopped as young girls and women struggle to get an education.
[caption id="attachment_62848" align="aligncenter" width="700"] Pakistani schoolgirls cross a stream of sewage and rubbish that separates their neighborhood from the main road, heading to their school in Islamabad, Pakistan. (Photo: AP/Muhammed Muheisen)[/caption]
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[caption id="attachment_62849" align="aligncenter" width="700"] A young girl peeks out from the barred entrance to her school waiting for her fellow students to arrive at Khushal School for Girls in Mingora, Swat Valley Pakistan. (Photo: AP/Anja Niedringhaus)[/caption]
[caption id="attachment_62853" align="aligncenter" width="700"] Afghan refugees and internally displaced Pakistani school children attend their classes at a makeshift school on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan. (Photo: AP/Muhammed Muheisen)[/caption]
[caption id="attachment_62855" align="aligncenter" width="700"] Pakistani children attend class in a school in Mingora, Swat Valley, Pakistan. (Photo: AP/Anja Niedringhaus)[/caption]
[caption id="attachment_62858" align="aligncenter" width="700"] Pakistani children attend class in a school in Mingora, Swat Valley, Pakistan. (Photo: AP/Anja Niedringhaus)[/caption]
[caption id="attachment_62867" align="aligncenter" width="700"] Pakistani girls gather under a poster of Malala Yousufzai in her old school in Mingora, Swat Valley, Pakistan. (Photo: AP/Anja Niedringhaus)[/caption]
[caption id="attachment_62872" align="aligncenter" width="700"] Pakistani school children gather at the patio of the Khushal School for Girls in Mingora, Swat Valley, Pakistan. (Photo: AP/Anja Niedringhaus)[/caption]
 

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