I have to censor myself. This is the reality. I come to Australia and still I’m not free.
—Lei Chen (pseudonym), student from mainland China describing his experience studying in an Australian university, September 25, 2020
So this is bilingual education: In theory, it means you can do both [languages]. It sounds beautiful. But in practice, the working language [in schools and offices] even at the township [rural] level is becoming Chinese.
If we don’t get education, our nation won’t progress.
—Rabiya, 23, single mother of a daughter, Karachi, July 2017.
Pakistan was described as “among the world’s worst performing countries in education,” at…
When the head teacher found out that I was pregnant, he called me to his office and told me, “You have to leave our school immediately because you are pregnant.”
—Jamida K., Kahama, Tanzania, April 2014
We don’t allow pregnant girls to…
I was just 10 when more than 400 schools were destroyed. Women were flogged. People were killed. And our beautiful dreams turned into nightmares. Education went from being a right to being a crime. Girls were stopped…
I have no hope of getting justice in this crooked system.
—Umar Daraz, Karachi, January 2016
How do you expect us to recover stolen items from hardened criminals? Do you think they will agree if we say, ‘Be nice to us and return…
We have followed the law in striking out and relentlessly pounding at illegal organizations and key figures, and resolutely followed the law in striking at the illegal organizations and key figures who follow the 14th…
“We Can Torture, Kill, or Keep You for Years”
Enforced Disappearances by Pakistan Security Forces in Balochistan
Map of Balochistan
Background: Conflict and Abuses in…
Detained Without Trial
Abuse of Internal Security Act Detainees in Malaysia
Abuse and Ill-Treatment of ISA Detainees in Kamunting Detention Center
The December 2004