Former Prime Minister Gordon Brown has helped launch a campaign for girls' education in Pakistan in honour of a 14-year-old schoolgirl shot by the Taliban.
Brown, in his role as UN Special Envoy for Global Education, is set to visit Pakistan to discuss the issue with Pakistan's President Zardari.
Teenager Malala Yousafzai is due to arrive in the UK for medical treatment on Monday.
"I know that Britain will offer Malala the best treatment possible and the British people will welcome her, hoping and praying for her recovery," said Brown.
"Today we are launching educationenvoy.org, a petition under the headline 'I am Malala' in support of what Malala fought for, that every girl has the chance to go to school.
"Today, sadly, 32 million girls are not going to school and it is time to fight harder for Malala's dream to come true."
The world was shocked when the Taliban shot Malala on her way home from school, but her friends in Pakistan's Swat valley won't be cowed.
The best friend of Malala Yousufzai, the Pakistani schoolgirl who was shot by the Taliban, has told ITV News she is praying for her friend.
Malala Yousufzai's father Ziauddin has said his 15-year-old daughter "will rise again" after being shot in the head by the Taliban.