Former Prime Minister Gordon Brown has visited the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham where Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani schoolgirl who was shot by a Taliban gunman three weeks ago, is being treated.
Mr Brown, who is UN Special Envoy for Global Education, recently said he would be visiting Pakistan next month to speak with President Asif Ali Zardari about Malala's cause of education for girls.
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.