Malala stood up for education for girls in Pakistan. Yet, she was brutally shot in the head by the Taliban and is still fighting for her life.
You may have heard of Malala and were outraged. How could something so brutal happen to such a young girl with so much promise? Or maybe you were inspired by her courage to stand up and speak for the girls in her country.
Millions of children – girls in particular – are denied access to education. And while it is certainly deplorable, this fact often goes unnoticed.
But how can we help? What can we possibly do to help children across the globe get the education they need in order to promise them a future?
Much like Malala, we can use our voices.
November 10th is Malala Day. It will be a global day of action for Malala and 32 million girls around the world. Former UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown, as the UN Special Envoy for Global Education, and his wife Sarah, will deliver a petition to the Pakistani president on this day.
The UN Special Envoy for Global Education has a plan. Their one goal is to make sure all kids go to school and learn.
Here’s what you can do right from your computer:
- Sign the petition to call on Pakistan to agree to a plan to deliver education to all its children
- Spread the word. Inform your audience – on your blog, on Twitter, on Facebook – of the #IamMalala campaign and invite them to sign the petition
- Spend November 10th in solidarity for Malala Day
Because, as this video states, “A world without school is a world without hope.”
Have you heard Malala’s story? How did you react when you heard she was shot?