Gordon Brown: Malala is a 'shining beacon' for education'

Former Prime Minister Gordon Brown, who is now UN Special Envoy for Global Education, has described the schoolgirl shot by the Taliban last year as a 'shining beacon for girls education.

He said:

"Malala is a true inspiration and a shining beacon for girls education around the world. I am full of admiration for her courage and determination in the journey she is on, and am sure that she can become a real leader in the campaign for a school place for every girl - and every boy."

– Gordon Brown, UN Special Envoy for Global Education

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Malala reunited with friend

Malala Yousufzai, the 15-year-old girl shot in the head by the Taliban in Pakistan, has been reunited with her lifelong friend who was injured in the same attack.