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Malala Yousafzai, the 14-year-old student activist from Pakistan who was brutally shot by the Taliban on October 9, awoke from her coma last week. Doctors say that she has regained consciousness, but will need a significant period of rest and recuperation.
She wakes up from her coma to a world very different than the one she left. Activists and NGOs across the world have banded together, more fiercer than ever, in support of gender equality and education, the two issues that Malala was punished by the Taliban for advocating in her home town. Since the shooting, there have been countless rallies and candlelight vigils on behalf of Malala, but now it’s time to take some real action – not just for Pakistan, but the world over.
Join Gordon Brown, United Nations Special Envoy for Global Education, and Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations, in:
- Calling on Pakistan to agree a plan to deliver education for every child.
- Calling on all countries to outlaw discrimination against girls.
- Calling on international organizations to ensure the world’s 61 million out of school children are in education by the end of 2015.
Watch Education Envoy’s video here:
Children like Malala exist all over the world. About 115 million child laborers are involved in hazardous work. About 61 million children are shut out of primary school. And 34 million adolescent girls are not in school. All of these children are living bleak lives without opportunity, hope or a chance to further themselves through education.
You can help make a difference by joining Education Envoy, Gordon Brown and Ban Ki-moon and signing this petition to ensure education and discrimination against girls.