Sign the global petition for girls' education
9 November 2012
A new petition is calling for safe access to education for all children, ahead of a global day of action on 10 November.
The UN Special Envoy for Global Education's petition, in tribute to wounded Pakistani schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai, who was attacked by the Taliban last month for speaking out on the rights of girls to education and to live free of violence.
On 10 November – which is being called Malala Day – Gordon Brown, the UN Special Envoy for Global Education and former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, will deliver the petition to Pakistan's President Zardari.
UN Women urged people everywhere to sign the petition before 10 November, noting that education can "play a strong role in ending violence against women and girls" and "build girls’ confidence to stand up for their rights and challenge harmful social norms".
Pakistan Girl Guides Association said its programmes reflect its commitment to the cause of education for all. "We endeavor to carry out advocacy campaigns to provide awareness on issues effecting that given area," the association said. "Any member who works parallel to this addressing the similar issues does promote our mission."
"Our association works for all and with all. We hope to do so in the future as a voluntary movement providing each girl with an equal opportunity and we look towards the international body in supporting us in doing so.
"We appreciate your global efforts for the girl child."