Each year, Blog Action Day provides an opportunity for people around the world to join a global discussion about an important issue. From human rights to poverty and the environment, writers from over 130 countries bring that issue to a massive global stage.
Today there’s another moment happening, focusing attention on a global issue – and we wanted you to have the opportunity to be a part of it: Malala Day.
Malala Day celebrates the birthday of Malala Yousafzai, the girl who was shot for bravely defying the Taliban and attending school. This year, she has traveled to Nigeria to see the plight of girls, like her, in great danger for simply going to school.
Malala wants to use Malala Day this year to ask everyone to raise their voices to say: we are #strongerthan those who use fear, intimidation and violence to stand in the way of every girl and boy’s basic right to an education.
Raise your voices. Do not be afraid. Do not fret. Speak up. Speak up against injustices. Against discrimination. Stand up for equality!
Malala is in Nigeria for Malala Day and she and the girls she has met with are asking us to support their call to protect every girl and boys’ right to an education. Here’s how you can help.
1. Sign your name with Malala and the Nigerian School girls
and let Malala, the Nigerian girls and the 66 million girls out of school know that you will stand with them until every girl can safely go to school. They are not alone.
2. Give to the Malala Fund and support the organizations that Malala Supports.
The Malala Fund empowers girls through education to achieve their potential and be agents of positive change in their communities. Working in Nigeria, Pakistan, Kenya and Jordan, the Fund joins with local partners to invest in innovative solutions, advocate for quality education and amplify the voices of girls to demand change. Show your support now.
3. Share your own #StrongerThan message on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook.
Join with thousands of others who are celebrating the strength of all girls and let the world know that we are #StrongerThan poverty, oppression, violence and fear. Together, we will prevail and achieve education for all.