Gordon Brown, the former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and UN Special Envoy for Global Education, has declared November 10th “Malala Day.” The date stands as the one month anniversary of the Taliban’s attack.
He invites the people of the world to stand together on this day to show support for women’s education. On Saturday, Brown will be visiting Pakistan and presenting the president, Mr. Zardari, with a petition signed by over a million people. This petition calls for Pakistan to insure a safe and strong education for all girls as well as calls the UN to continue the advancement of universal education.
Over 32 million women are denied their right to education. The Malala Yousafzai Children’s Education Institute, Plan International, the Global Coalition to Protect Education from Attack and others are trying to change this.
Malala will get her education. For all she has risked, worked for and achieved. Out of this horrible tragedy may the world come together and reach one common goal: universal education for all. All children. Everywhere.
Presently, the young activist is still slowly recovering. She will be undergoing reconstructive surgery shortly.
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