Peshawar School Massacre: An Assault Against Us All

Statement of Solidarity with the People of Peshawar

The deadly attack on the Army Public School in Peshawar on December 16, 2014 constitutes an assault against us all. We are appalled by the terrible loss of life suffered by the school children and teachers and acknowledge with deep sorrow those who died in this massacre. We extend our deepest sympathy to the families and to our colleagues in Pakistan.

We must defend in all circumstances the fundamental rights of children to safety, protection, and education. We stand with people throughout the world–in Pakistan, in the US, and elsewhere–who continue to defy brutality and violence in their own societies. We join with those who seek to ensure that all people live out their lives in peace and dignity.

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