Celebrate Malala Day, November 10

Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani teen who was shot by a Taliban gunman for seeking an education for herself and other girls in her country, now has a day in her honor thanks to former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown, the current United Nations special envoy for education.

In a recorded webcast, United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon declared, “Citizens form across the globe are speaking out for Malala and on behalf of the 61 million children still not in school.” Watch the entire webcast here.

Malala continues to recover from her wounds in a UK hospital. The video in this article shows her with her father reading the many well wishes sent to her from around the world.

The following video is a documentary that profiles Malala. This 2009 film by Adam B. Ellick has been made available by The New York Times. Continue to pray for Malala and support her cause of education for girls and other children around the world.