By now you have probably heard about Malala Yousafzai, the 14-year-old schoolgirl in Pakistan, who was brutally shot by the Taliban in retaliation for promoting girls’ education in her country. Since news broke about Malala being shot and her subsequent weeks towards recovery, millions have stood in solidarity with Malala in a global show of support reiterating to the world that Malala’s work has not been in vain.
On November 10, the world will celebrate Malala Day created by the The Office of the UN Special Envoy for Global Education.
What can you do now and on November 10th?
- Sign the petition to call on Pakistan to agree to a plan to deliver education to all its children: http://educationenvoy.org
- Spread the word. Inform your audience of the #IamMalala campaign and invite them to sign the petition.
- Spend November 10th in solidarity for Malala Day. Former UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown – the UN Special Envoy for Global Education – and his wife Sarah will deliver thepetition to the Pakistani president on this day.
- Malala Day: Support Education for Girls (connectwithyourteens.net)
- I am Malala: A crusader for girls education worldwide (thirdeyemom.com)
- Malala Yousafzai’s courage can start new movement for global education | Gordon Brown (guardian.co.uk)
- Gordon Brown: Stand With Malala on November 10th (huffingtonpost.com)