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Pakistan: Killed for going to school

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Friday 12 July 2013, by siawi3

Every child in school!
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To UN Secretary-General Ban Ki Moon and world leaders:
We stand with Malala and urge you to act fast to tackle the global education crisis. All governments and international organisations must deliver the funding and policies necessary to secure an education for the 57 million children who are currently out of school. Time is running out to fulfil the UN pledge to guarantee every child an education by 2015.

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Update: 12 July 2013

Malala’s United Nations speech was amazing! She said “the Taliban thought the bullets would silence us, but they failed... out of that silence, came thousands of voices.” She delivered our message to Ban Ki-Moon and next we’ll use it to press countries to deliver the funding that can make Malala’s dream come true — let’s build our call!

Posted: 10 July 2013
The young women were heading home from college in Pakistan when terrorists firebombed their school bus, burning 14 of them alive. The survivors were rushed to the hospital, where another bomb went off, injuring their friends and the nurses who came to help.

Sometimes out of the deepest darkness come our brightest lights. In the face of this horror, 15-year-old Malala has dared to campaign for girls education in Pakistan. She was shot in the head for it last year, but she survived, and with almost 1 million of us behind her, she helped win a new government policy to put all Pakistani girls in school!

But she’s not stopping there. Today, Malala will speak at the UN to propose a new global goal: to put every child on the planet in school. Her request is shockingly doable — with experts saying it would cost the same as just two nuclear power plants! We have just hours left — let’s show world leaders that Malala has millions of us behind her as she appeals to them to act, and turn Taliban horror into powerful new hope — education for all.