I am sure most of us know the story of Malala Yousefzai who was shot by the Taliban for advocating education for girls. News.

Malala has dedicated her childhood to championing education for girls like her in Pakistan. As she lies in a hospital bed, a tragic victim of Taliban gunmen, let's help make her dream come true.

One part of Pakistan has already started a successful programme of paying families which send their girls to school regularly. But in Malala's province the government is dragging its feet. Senior politicians have offered Malala help, and if we act now we can get them to commit to rolling this out nationwide.

Before the media spotlight moves on, let's raise our voices to demand that the government announces funding for all Pakistani girls who attend school. In days the UN Education Envoy will meet Pakistan's President Zardari and he says hand delivering 1 million signatures will strengthen his case. So let's help make Malala's dream come true and sign this.

 

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Comment by Reg The Fronkey Farmer on October 20, 2012 at 4:46pm

I always sign petitions for human rights. I have seldom seen one move as fast as this. Over 750,000 signatures in 4 days. It should exceed the requested one million.

Comment by Strega on October 20, 2012 at 8:51pm

It's moving at around one signature every 5 seconds, sometimes faster.  Thanks for the pointer!

Comment by Ed on October 20, 2012 at 9:00pm

This little woman's courage deserves our support!

Comment by Obfuskation on October 20, 2012 at 9:37pm

Done.  Good find Reg.

Comment by Heather Spoonheim on October 21, 2012 at 12:18am

I'm all for supporting a good cause but I never sign online petitions - every time they end up sending me a bunch of spam, trying to get me to sign all sorts of other petitions - sometimes going so far as to threaten to 'unsign' previous petitions if I don't take part.

Comment by _7654_ on October 21, 2012 at 3:55am

done :-)

Comment by Reg The Fronkey Farmer on October 21, 2012 at 5:08am

Thamks Arch for the additional info. Yes it will be interesting if the Taliban see it as their gods will - but don't hold your breath.

Comment by Reg The Fronkey Farmer on October 22, 2012 at 7:04pm

A few short of 800K. This is one of the better things about the Internet. People live in a borderless world. Education is a human right. Those afraid of it are scared because education will ultimately be the death of religions.

Comment by Reg The Fronkey Farmer on October 26, 2012 at 5:40pm

Malala’s father, a schoolteacher, has arrived in the UK to visit her. The latest news is that she will make a full recovery. She even asked for her school books so that she could prepare for her exams when she gets back to Pakistan.

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