Updated: May 1, 2019
Endangered Scholars Worldwide condemns the terrorist attack at Bacha Khan University in the city of Charsadda, Pakistan, in which armed militants killed at least 20 people and wounded many more.
We call on Pakistani authorities to bring the perpetrators of this attack to justice.
The right to education for all must be firmly protected. Schools and educational facilities must be respected as safe and secure spaces all around the world.
The ongoing, increasingly severe attacks against university students and faculty in Pakistan bring up grave concerns over the ability of scholars, intellectuals, students to work safely in the country's educational settings.
The targeting of scholars harms the entire global educational community by undermining universities' abilities to meet their educational, research, and social responsibilities.