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Re: Protecting Human Rights in Australia’s Foreign Policy

Dear Minister Payne,
 
 Congratulations on your reappointment as foreign minister. Human Rights Watch looks forward to working with you to make protection of human rights a strong pillar of Australia’s foreign policy.
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 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…
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22 Million Children Out of School

She opened the school around 2014 in a room in her grandmother’s home. At first, Shazia only had three students, but she went door-to-door recruiting more children, telling parents about the school and encouraging kids to attend. She makes a special…
Laiba, age eight, with Shazia, the founder of the lyari School.
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More than 22 million children in Pakistan are out of school, and the majority of them are girls. The Pakistan government should do more to provide all children with access to education.
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Regressive Step by Parliament on International Day of the Girl

Click to expand Image A girl crosses a stream as she walks to…
A girl crosses a stream as she walks to school in Margalla Hills, Islamabad, October 24, 2014.