The United Nations will celebrate Malala Yousafzai on her 16th birthday, July 12. On her special day Malala will address a youth group at the UN in New York on the importance of education. This event, organized by the UN Special Envoy for Global Education, will be Malala’s first public address since her remarkable recovery from being attacked for advocating girls’ education. The Pakistani Taliban tried to silence Malala but now her voice is heard around the world.
On Malala Day the Youth Advocacy Group of the Global Education First Initiative will present a resolution to the United Nations. Their statement, The Education We Want, recommends six achievable goals including getting every child in school and guaranteeing youth a voice in shaping education. Read the youth text and comment at www.worldwewant2015.org/node/352851 (choose your language).
◊ White Ribbon asks men to never commit, condone
or remain silent about violence against women and girls.
This campaign has spread to over 60 countries.