A petition calling for Malala Yousufzai to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize has been signed by more than 60,000 people.
The Pakistani schoolgirl is currently being treated at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham after being shot by the Taliban last month.
Shahida Choudhary, a campaigner for Malala to be given the award, said: "I started this petition because a Nobel Peace Prize for Malala will send a clear message that the world is watching and will support those who stand up for the right of girls to get an education."
A schoolboy presented a petition in support of Pakistani schoolgirl Malala Yousufzai today on a global day of action for girls' education.
Malala Yousufzai’s father today spoke on her behalf to say that she has been “inspired" by the messages received from well-wishers.