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.
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Earlier this month, following the shooting, Rep. Mary Bono Mack (R-Calif.) also sent a letter to Secretary of State Hillary ClintonHillary Rodham ClintonTrump camp tries to clarify climate position Biden bashes Trump: 'What in the hell is he talking about?' Ryan: Trump ‘met expectations’ at the debate MORE, requesting that she provide sanctuary for Yousafzai while she recovers.