We are delighted that Malala continues her fight for recovery after being shot in the head by the Taliban for standing up for the right of every girl to go to school.
And we can announce support for Malala Day on November 10th when we will focus on "Malala and the 32 million girls like Malala not at school "
November 10th is the right day for a global day of action: it’s exactly one month since Malala fought off an assassination attempt against her by the Taliban.
On that day, November 10th, the UN Special Envoy for Global Education will travel to Pakistan.
On that day he will deliver to President Zardari over million calls - in the form of signatures - to make education a reality for all Pakistani children.
On that day we will agree a way forward so that we will no longer accept keeping girls out of school.
On that day we will ask President Zardari of Pakistan to lead governmental changes in policy to ensure girls’ education in Pakistan.
On that day our petitions will also be handed to the United Nations to ensure international support for the push for girls education and the right of every child to go to school.
On that day, thanks to the generosity of individuals, l will announce a new foundation in her honor respecting the fact that just a few weeks before her shooting she told her friends that her aim was to set up the Malala Foundation to campaign for the 32 million girls round the world who are not at school.
November 10th will recognize that Malala was prevented from going to school because Taliban ideologues favor discrimination against girls and believe girls’ education is an obscenity.
But November 10th will recognize, as Malala recognized, that discrimination takes many forms, some of which are akin to exploitation. Today in Bangladesh, girls of 10 years of age are snatched out of schools to become child brides, denied their childhoods. Across the globe nearly 100,000 girls are conscripted as child soldiers and robbed of their childhoods, while millions of girls are forced into child labor and kept out of school - or forced to sacrifice their full learning potential.
November 10th will build on the momentum of the UN Secretary General's Education First initiative to show that for the first time in history, the world will no longer let education be a privilege for a few, but instead a right for all. On November 10th, we need to show our solidarity with Malala as global citizens.
Many are asking what they can do to show support. My response: what can you not do?
First, we all must visit www.iammalala.org and add our names to the petition so we have over one million people from around the world in support. Governments across the world must know that in the 21st century we will no longer tolerate keeping children out of school. Second, we must tell our friends to lend their voice by tweeting, posting "I am Malala" on their Facebook pages, and encouraging more to lend their voices to our petition. This is our moment to support Malala and we need to show her we are with her and continuing her fight.
And third, on November 10th, when I travel to Pakistan as the UN Special Envoy for Global Education, we need to show that the world is in solidarity with ensuring education for all children in the country. The public must mobilize with local events and social media campaigns to show that ‘we all are Malala.’
The last day of 2015 is our deadline to ensure that all children are in school. The campaign has been renewed and re-invigorated by Malala’s enormous courage. But it can only be realized by your actions. Malala may lie in hospital and she may have been silenced for now, but millions who now carry her message can find - in the run-up to Malala Day on November 10th - an opportunity to speak for her and ensure that action on girls' rights and children's education is no longer delayed.