UN Declares November 10 ‘Malala Day’

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Stand With Malala @ ICT Discovery (Photo credit: itupictures)

Even if Malala is a Western propaganda tool, trying to murder her – a mere girl – is plain sissy

‘United Nations Special Envoy Gordon Brown has declared November 10 “Malala Day” worldwide. To commemorate Malala, he will visit Pakistan to deliver a petition with over a million signatures urging President Asif Ali Zardari to make education in the country available to all children and “outlaw discrimination against girls.”

‘“At the end of the day, despite any amount of international pressure whether from the UN and/or Amnesty International, the responsibility lies with the Pakistan government to ensure protection for Malala and other women’s rights activists and increase efforts to improve and protect women/girls’ access to education,” she said. Several prominent Pakistani politicians have spoken out against the attacks, including President Asif Ali Zardari, who called the incident an “attack on all girls in Pakistan, an attack on education, and on all civilized people,” at an economic summit in Azerbaijan last month…’

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2 Responses to UN Declares November 10 ‘Malala Day’

  1. Pingback: World Celebrates Malala Day « THE SCARECROW

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