Members of the Taliban shot Yousafzai after she advocated for and pursued an education for herself and other girls. She’s currently recovering from the gunshot wounds.
The senators demanded that the government of Pakistan bring those who carried out the attack to justice and continue to confront extremism and violence against women and children.
“We believe an attack against Malala represents an attack against all women across the world and must not be tolerated,” the senators wrote. “We urge you to ensure that the perpetrators of this violence are brought to justice quickly, and that you might also redouble your own efforts to safeguard and advance girls’ access to education and opportunities for them to reach their full potential as contributing and productive citizens.”
The letter stated that countries that promote education for all children have higher living standards and economic success.
Sens. Barbara BoxerBarbara BoxerFight over California drought heats up in Congress Dems see political gold in fight over Trump's taxes Latinos key in Democratic battle for California delegates MORE (D-Calif.), Maria CantwellMaria CantwellDem senators back Interior coal leasing review An affordable housing solution both parties can get behind Senators float bipartisan wildfire bill MORE (D-Wash.), Susan CollinsSusan CollinsWhy a power grid attack is a nightmare scenario GOP lawmaker: 'Republicans were wrong’ to block Garland Senate passes broad spending bill with .1B in Zika funds MORE (R-Maine), Dianne FeinsteinDianne FeinsteinFight over California drought heats up in Congress Clinton emails dominate Sunday shows Feinstein: 'Enough is enough' on Clinton's email controversy MORE (D-Calif.), Kirsten GillibrandKirsten GillibrandClinton releases plan for military families Overnight Defense: VA chief 'deeply' regrets Disney remark; Senate fight brews over Gitmo Dems discuss dropping Wasserman Schultz MORE (D-N.Y.), Kay HaganKay Hagan10 Senate seats most likely to flip in 2016 Senate Republicans are feeling the 'Trump effect' Washington's lobby firms riding high MORE (D-N.C.), Amy KlobucharAmy KlobucharDems pressure Obama on vow to resettle 10,000 Syrian refugees Lobbying World Dem senators: Slash executive pay at pension plans seeking benefit cuts MORE (D-Minn.), Mary LandrieuMary Landrieu oil is changing the world and Washington Ex-Sen. Kay Hagan joins lobby firm Republican announces bid for Vitter’s seat MORE (D-La.), Claire McCaskillClaire McCaskillDem senator: Veterans exposed to mustard gas denied benefits Dems to Clinton: Ignore Trump on past scandals Party chairs see reversal of fortune MORE (D-Mo.), Patty MurrayPatty MurraySenate backs equal pay for female soccer players Feds can learn lessons from states about using data to inform policy Lawmakers blast poultry, meat industries over worker injuries MORE (D-Wash.), Jeanne Shaheen Jeanne ShaheenSenate fight brews over Afghan visas Senators to Obama: Make 'timely' call on Afghan troops levels Overnight Defense: Pentagon denies troops on Syrian front lines | Senators push for more Afghan visas MORE (D-N.H.), Olympia Snowe (R-Maine) and Debbie StabenowDebbie StabenowSenators hope for deal soon on mental health bill The Hill's 12:30 Report Dems: GOP playing from 'Trump textbook' MORE (D-Mich.) also signed the letter.
Earlier this month, following the shooting, Rep. Mary Bono Mack (R-Calif.) also sent a letter to Secretary of State Hillary ClintonHillary Rodham ClintonAt Libertarian convention, liberty finds its moment Trump foundation contacted vet group about donation last week Libertarian nominee: I agree with 73 percent of what Sanders says MORE, requesting that she provide sanctuary for Yousafzai while she recovers.