When Malala Yousafzai was shot, 5 million men, women and children signed petitions calling for every girl in Pakistan to have the chance to go school.
But this week the world remained silent when 40 schoolchildren were shot and then burnt to death in a school in north east Nigeria. The incident was nothing less than a massacre of the innocents. The US Secretary of State wordily calls it "unspeakable acts of terror."
Nigeria has more than 10 million children out of school, the worst record in the world.