The Secretary-General expressed his outrage and strongest condemnation over the shooting of Malala Yousufzai, a 14-year-old girl who has bravely championed the right to education for women and girls in Pakistan, as well as two other girls. He called for the perpetrators of this heinous and cowardly act to be swiftly brought to justice. The Secretary-General, like many around the world, has been deeply moved by Malala Yousufzai’s courageous efforts to promote the fundamental right to education — enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
“The terrorists showed what frightens them most: a girl with a book”, said the Secretary-General on the occasion of the International Day of the Girl Child (October 11).
The UN Special Envoy for Global Education Mr. Gordon Brown is launching a petition to make education a reality for all Pakistani girls and boys. On November 10th, one month following the assassination attempt, Mr. Brown will travel to Pakistan to deliver the petition to President Zardari.
People around the world have expressed their support. You too, join the campaign to save Malala and protect girls’ education around the world
Add your name to the petition at http://educationenvoy.org/
“Stand with Malala on November 10th,” Mr. Gordon Brown, UN Special Envoy for global Education
Source: Education First
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