Как поставить образование во главу угла

ЛОНДОН – Слишком уж долго дело всеобщего образования уступало лидирующие позиции другим крупным международным движениям за перемены. Теперь, по двум новым причинам, вызвавшим к жизни новую инициативу «Образование – во главу угла» генерального секретаря ООН Пан Ги Муна, образование вновь заняло свое законное место в повестке дня мировой политики.

Прежде всего, сама молодежь решительно встала на защиту всеобщего образования для девочек и мальчиков. Отказываясь молчать, когда их лишают этой возможности, молодежь – особенно девушки – начали одну из грандиознейших баталий нашего времени за гражданские права.

Мало кого могла оставить равнодушным смелая борьба пакистанской девочки Малалы Юсуфзай после того, как талибы ранили ее выстрелом в голову за то, что она настаивала на праве девочек на образование. Мало кто не заметил массового всплеска общественной поддержки делу, которое она защищает – как в Пакистане, так и в других странах.

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