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A Petition for Peshawar

The murder of 132 schoolchildren in Pakistan is the latest example of what is becoming a horrific pattern: armed men using students as pawns in their conflicts, turning access to education into a weapon of war. The world cannot afford to stand by as schools are shut down and children become afraid to pursue an education.

LONDON – People are outraged – and rightly so. In just 24 hours, nearly one million people have signed a petition honoring the memory of the 132 children killed by militant extremists in Peshawar. Their call for every child in the world to be able to attend school safely has already been heard by political leaders in Pakistan and far beyond.