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 archaeopteryx on October 22, 2012 at 11:40am

791,715!

Comment by archaeopteryx on October 22, 2012 at 4:20pm

797,373! They're even coming in from Israel! The courage of this little girl has certainly touched a lot of lives.

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 archaeopteryx on October 22, 2012 at 8:13pm

800,000!!!

Comment by archaeopteryx on October 26, 2012 at 3:25am

825,060!

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.

Comment by archaeopteryx on October 26, 2012 at 6:43pm
Malala Yousufzai is seen with her father Ziauddin and her two younger brothers Khushal Khan and Atal Khan (R), as she recuperates at the The Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham.

 

BIRMINGHAM, England (Reuters) - The father of a Pakistani girl who was shot in the head by the Taliban for advocating girls' education said on Friday his daughter was strong and would "rise again" to pursue her dreams after receiving treatment in a British hospital.

Malala Yousufzai, 15, was flown from Pakistan to the British city of Birmingham to receive specialist treatment after the October 9 attack which drew widespread international condemnation.

She has become a powerful symbol of resistance to the radical Islamist group's effort to deny women an education.

Her father, Ziauddin Yousufzai, and other family members flew to Britain on Thursday to help their daughter's recovery.

"They wanted to kill her. But she fell temporarily. She will rise again. She will stand again," he said, his voice wavering and breaking with emotion as he spoke.

"It's a miracle for us ... She was in a very bad condition," he told reporters, sitting alongside his son.

"She is improving with encouraging speed."

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Latest result on the UN Petition to take one million world-wide signatures to Pakistani President Zandari, to press him to create an environment in which girls may safely get an education: 827,864! If anyone knows ANYone who empathizes, but has not signed the petition, please urge them to do so - http://www.avaaz.org/en/malalahopenew/?byEradb&v=18768

Comment by archaeopteryx on October 26, 2012 at 6:45pm

"Miracle," my ass! This kid's got guts! Zandari could learn from her --

Comment by Reg The Fronkey Farmer on November 9, 2012 at 4:46pm
Comment by Strega on November 9, 2012 at 4:54pm

Did we get the million signatures for the original cause, Reg? I can't seem to find it on the link.

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