Thursday, March 7, 2013

The Future is Hers

Just got this email from the UN Envoy for Global Education - I know what I'll be doing at 1.30pm tomorrow to mark Internation Women's Day!
The Future is Hers
When the news came of the tragic shooting of teenage girls' education campaigner Malala Yousafzai, you spoke up for girls' rights - in protest, in support of the cause she championed, and in unity with millions of people around the globe.

Tomorrow, International Women's Day, marks another moment when we come together to speak up and take action for girls and women: a reminder that, following Malala's shooting, the world will never again stand by as their rights are ignored. A reminder that the future now belongs to girls and women.

UN Special Envoy Gordon Brown will be in conversation with Ziauddin Yousafzai - Malala's father - as part of the Women of the World festival at London’s Southbank Centre. Wherever you are in the world - you can tune in and watch the conversation live at 1.30pm GMT. Gordon and Ziauddin will also be taking part in a session in which Sarah Brown will be in discussion with Valerie Amos, UN under-Secretary-General, on the theme of International Activism, from 11.30am GMT. Tune in to both events here.

You can also read Gordon's International Women's Day blog for The Huffington Post - The Future is Hers - here. If current trends continue, an estimated 531 million of this generation’s young girls will leave their teens without ever completing a basic school education.

Show your friends and followers on Facebook and Twitter that you are one of our greatest champions of every girl's right to an education. Ask them to tune in to tomorrow's discussion and find out why 2013 is the year in which we can transform what the future holds for the millions of girls who miss out on decent schooling and learning.

Click the Tweet button below to pass on the message to your followers – and please use our suggested post below for Facebook, LinkedIN and your other networks to pass on this information to your friends and followers – your voice helps ensure that the Future really is HERS.
Thank you,

The Office of the UN Special Envoy for Global Education

share on Twitter

Suggested post:
This International Women's Day, The Future Is Hers: Watch Gordon Brown in conversation with Malala's father, Ziauddin Yousafzai live at Southbank Centre, London, from 1.30pm GMT 

No comments:

Post a Comment