Backed by Pakistani teenager Malala Yousafzai, the promotional video tells the story of how the 16-year-old activist was shot in the head by a Taliban gunman as she was returning home from school one day.
“I come from Swat Valley in Pakistan," begins Selena Gomez. Clive Owen continues, "A region where rifles are fired to celebrate the birth of a son," and then Edward Norton, "but daughters are hidden away behind a curtain.”
Malala's story continues through the voices of actors Martin Sheen, Hannah Simone and Shay Mitchell, as well as musicians J. Cole, Joe Jonas, Reggie Watts and Big Sean.
The video ends with Malala herself saying, “I am Malala.”
The We Are Silent campaign calls for people to go silent on Thurs. April 17 for 24 hours to support "millions of girls around the world facing poverty, exploitation and the denial of their right to education,” according to the campaign’s website.
“We realize the importance of our voices only when we are silenced,” Malala explains.
Go to the Free the Children website to take the vow of silence for yourself and follow the campaign on Twitter using the hashtag #WeAreSilent.