Mitchell Reports | December 10, 2012
>>> in paris today the courageous pakistani team malala was honored at an event. in honor of her work advocating for the rights of girls, the government of pakistan contributed $10 million to a new fund furthering malala's cause. she's still recovering in a british hospital after being shot in the head by a taliban gunman who targeted her for her advocacy work, and today's event, a young yemen girl read a statement on malala's behalf.
>> my dream is to see all children, especially girls, going to school to be educated. i dream of a peaceful world where all human beings are accommodating and tolerant. i wish to see equality and justice for all men and women.
>> and as you just saw, the president of pakistan visited malala in her birmingham hospital. she's in london joining us and was in paris for the ceremony. well, so much has happened to malala, but let's talk, first of all, about her health. how is her recovery?
>> we heard from the president who visited her this weekend in hospital that she is doing well. she's continuing her recovery. we know she's had some procedures recently, minor things, to correct some nerve damage. she still has not had the most serious surgery, which will be the cranial reconstructive surgery to replace part of the skull that they removed earlier. we expect that might happen in the next few weeks, but all sources close to her say that she's continuing to ror well and still has a long road ahead.
>> and hillary clinton has been such a big supporter of hers, as has gordon brown , the former prime minister and others leaders around the world issued a statement, a video statement, on behalf of malala today on u.n. human rights day .
>> today we stand together with malala and the millions of other girls and women who literally risk their lives to get an education. getting an education is important to the future of every girl. it's also important for awful us collectively because when men and women have the same opportunities for education, societies are better off, economies flourish.
>> this, of course, has been one of hillary clinton 's issues for decades, but malala really symbolizes the struggle and how dangerous it is for girls and women in pakistan and other parts of the world still advocating for basic human rights .
>> that's absolutely true. of course, the whole day was organized in her name, but really it was an effort that was intended to get the international community to mobilize behind some of these global education targets. really trying to get them to say we will meet these in the next three years, and also we're going to commit the money to be able to do so. one of those targets is, of course, being able to get over 60 million school-aged children around the world who are currently not enrolled, enrolled in the next three years and attending. as you mentioned, the president of pakistan did pledge $10 million towards that efforts towards reform in his country. it's very necessary there. the education gap is quite apparent in pakistan . the country currently ranks close to the bottom when it comes to global education attendance rankings, but also a piece of good news from pakistan . the two girls who are with malala when she was injured, we have poken to them recently. they were also shot and injured. they have now recovered. they are back in school. they sent malala their well wishes, and they are determined to get their education. andrea.
>> thank you so much for the update from london.