Pakistan Girls' Education

October 19, 2012 - 2:34 PM
In this Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012, photo, Pakistani teacher Dolores Arif, 40, teaches the alphabet to children in a church in a Christian neighborhood in Islamabad, Pakistan. A teenage activist recently shot and critically wounded by the Taliban risked her life to attend school, but the threat from the militant group is just one of many obstacles Pakistani girls face in getting an education. Others include rampant poverty, harassment and the government's failure to prioritize education spending. (AP Photo/Nathalie Bardou)