In this Friday, Oct. 12, 2012 photo, a Pakistani girl stands at the blackboard to answer a teacher's question, while other students sit on the ground during their daily class at a makes

 

              In this Friday, Oct. 12, 2012 photo, a Pakistani girl stands at the blackboard to answer a teacher
In this Friday, Oct. 12, 2012 photo, a Pakistani girl stands at the blackboard to answer a teacher's question, while other students sit on the ground during their daily class at a makeshift school, set up by volunteers in a public park 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)