According to a group, A World at School, some 57 million children do not have access to a basic education. Women and girls are disproportionately affected.
Remember Malala? On July 12, less than a year after she was shot by the Taliban for her strong voice in this fight. Malala Yousafzai will mark her 16th birthday by delivering the highest leadership of the UN a set of education demands written by youth, for youth, to United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. The child’s right to an education is central to the UN Declaration of the Rights of the Child, that extraordinary document that was inspired by the teachings of Janusz Korczak, both in his life and his writings, especially The Child’s Right to Respect and How to Love a Child.
Here’s one way we can show our solidarity with Malala: Please sign this letter to Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to show your demand for emergency action in support for Malala’s education fight.