I Am Malala. Aren’t You?

Today on Huff Post Impact, Gordon Brown, the UN Special Envoy for Global Education, announced a day of global action in honor of Malala Yousafzai and girls for whom she was advocating when she was shot in the head by the Taliban.

November 10th will be one month from the date when Malala was shot, and this November 10th will be known as Malala Day.  On that day the UN Special Envoy for Global Education will travel to Pakistan to deliver to President Zardari the petition signatures that urge making education a reality for all Pakistani children.

Find out more at www.iammalala.org and sign the petition to make education a reality for all Pakistani children. The petition requests that the Pakistani government create the changes necessary to ensure that every girl has the right to an education.

You can show your support by tweeting and post the words “I am Malala” on your social media pages and sharing a link to the petition so friends and followers can also lend their support.

Additionally, on November 10th Secretary Brown will announce a new foundation in Malala’s honor, which fulfills her goal of creating a foundation that would campaign for the millions of girls around the world who are not currently able to receive an education.   According to Education First, about 34 million adolescent girls are out of school around the world and women make up nearly two thirds (almost 500 million) of the world’s illiterate adults.

I would not be who I am today were it not for the education I received.  Would you?

Education should be a right, not a privilege.  Everyone deserves an education.  Everyone.  After all, aren’t we all Malala??

You can read the full article from the Huffington Post at: http://goo.gl/p9n8.

Will you be standing with Malala on November 10th?

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  1. You are 100% correct — education should be a human right. Thank you for sharing this story.

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