Civic leaders in Birmingham have organised a vigil and multi-faith prayer for Malala Yousufzai, a 14 year old girl from Pakistan, who was victim of a callous terrorist attack and is now receiving medical support in Birmingham.
ALL WELCOME to attend for a cross community vigil and collective prayer:
Organised by the Women's Networking Hub
"We stand in solidarity with our sister Malala"
Founder, Women's Networking Hub
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Write/email the prime minister's office:
Dear Prime Minister Raja Pervez
The shock in Pakistan and globally over the attack on Malala Yusufzai and her two classmates demonstrates that people of all walks of life and from all over the world recognise the universal right of women and girls to education and the same opportunities as men and boys.
Malala Yusufzai has campaigned for girls’ access to education in her region since she was 11 years old, and her father continues to run one of the few girls’ schools in the Swat valley despite constant threats from the Taliban. Malala’s and her family’s courage and strength are an inspiration to us all.
The attack on Malala highlights the extreme dangers faced by human rights activists in northwest Pakistan. Women’s rights activists in particular live under constant threats from the Taliban, other armed groups as well as some religious groups. We are deeply alarmed by the Taliban’s statement that Malala’s life would not be spared if she survived the attack.
The Pakistan government must also acknowledge that the threat faced by human rights defenders comes not just from the Taliban but others in the society who seek to justify their abuses as defence of religious sentiments. These elements are emboldened when the state fails to bring perpetrators of attacks on activists to justice.
We call on you to:
Targets and addresses:
His Excellency Raja Pervez Ashraf
Prime Minister of Pakistan
Prime Minister House
Fax: + 92 51 9221596
E-mail: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
His Excellency Asif Ali Zardari
President of Pakistan
Fax: +92 51 9207458
Mr. Amir Haider Hoti
Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
Chief Minister House