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Millions of children face Malala's fight for an education

Millions of children face Malala's fight for an education
October 15th, 2012
03:15 PM ET

Editor's note: Gordon Brown served as Britain's Prime Minister between 2007 and 2010 after a decade as the country's finance minister, or Chancellor of the Exchequer. In July this year he was appointed as a United Nations Special Envoy on Global Education by Secretary General Ban Ki-moon.

(CNN) - News that a 14-year-old Pakistani girl was gunned down by the Taliban simply because she wanted to go to school has sparked a wave of protests and condemnation across the world.

As she fights for her life in hospital, Malala Yousafzai is being adopted as every child's sister and every parent's daughter.

Wearing "I am Malala" t-shirts, young people in Pakistan are not only challenging the Taliban's brutality and dogma, they're boldly affirming the right of every child to education. [FULL STORY]

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  1. Faizan Ahmed Khan

    we 95% pakistani wants jinnah's pakistan not taliban's pakistan, we support malala she is a brave girl

    October 15, 2012 at 3:24 pm | Reply
    • NYGiants

      Whatever that means... It doesn't matter. It is still the "Islamic Republic of Pakistan". Therein lies the problem. You can put lipstick on a pig but... still a pig.

      October 15, 2012 at 4:28 pm | Reply
  2. aomar karim baloch

    one day u talk about baloch child
    pakistani brutal force killing baloch childern eyery day
    i want ur media help plz talk about balochistan

    October 16, 2012 at 5:45 am | Reply
  3. aomar karim baloch

    u should talk about this bcz this ur humanity work

    October 16, 2012 at 5:46 am | Reply
  4. someone

    omg this is so sad

    October 16, 2012 at 10:38 pm | Reply
  5. Melody

    Dear Mr. Brown:
    After reading the article “Millions of children face Malala’s fight for an education’, I personally came to realize that your claims are right. Beginning with the fact that a 14 year old girl should not be treated so cruelly due to the fact that she wants a higher education, which initially should be a granted opportunity. Therefore, anyone who tries to take away this right, should be considered a low life coward. Although we may not know the children who face these kinds of problems, everyone, all around the world, should be obligated to come together and try to help. It is our duty to guarantee rights such as education, shelter, and food to all children born in this world. I also believe that anyone who is fortunate enough to become wealthy must, in some way, help people in need. Children are the future of the world. If we cant support and nourish our young, then what makes us think we can pursue further knowledge? The way I see it, is that if we want to progress in different fields, actions must be taken to first ensure that everyone is cared and provided for all around the world.

    October 28, 2012 at 11:26 pm | Reply
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