Five years ago hundreds of thousands of people across Egypt, especially in Cairo’s Tarir Square, assembled to demand the ouster of longtime dictator, Hosni Mubarak. We'll ask Egyptian writer, Salma Hussein to share her memories of the protests and talkabout the continuing crackdown by Egypt's government on civil liberties,
Pakistani-American and Winnetka, Illinois teenager, Sonia Shah, started Kulsoom Foundation for Girls to build a girls school in Pakistan. But before the school was completed, Sonia tragically died in a 2012 auto accident at age 18. Since then, her mother, Iram, carries on her daughter's work, renamed as the Sonia Shah Organization. For today's Global Activism, she'll update us on the school and how it was rebuilt after a 2014 bombing.
We discuss how the Taliban and mistrust of the West have contributed to an increase of treatable diseases like polio in Pakistan. And, we check in with a group that helps support child headed households in Zimbabwe through social enterprise projects.