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YKG PA/NJ: Malala Yousafzai & Women!

(Mar. 2019)

"There is no limit to what we, as women, can accomplish." —Michelle Obama

This month is focused on recognizing women.

A woman can be a mother, a child, a protector, a sister, a teacher, a niece, an aunt, a grandmother, or a doctor. The list goes on.

Each of these women's roles play an important part of society and in each one of our lives. One woman that has had a big impact on society and has played a very important part in women’s education is Malala Yousafzai.

Malala Yousafzai: The Youngest Heroine.

Malala Yousafzai is an educational advocate. Malala was focused on education and women’s rights. She was the youngest person to ever receive a Nobel peace prize. The Taliban didn’t like what Malala was doing, so they tried to assassinate her. On the way from school, a man shot her in the head on the morning of October 9, 2012, while she was on the bus. After she was shot, she could not feel her face for a while and had to go to Queens Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham, UK, to get surgery. Luckily, she survived and still continued to speak out. On her 16th birthday, she presented a speech to the United Nations. Malala also advises the world leaders to adjust their policies on women's rights. At the United Nations, a Secretary General pronounced July 12 “Malala Day”. This day is honored to Malala because of the young leaders' advocacy to make sure there is education for all children. Malala also wrote a book called, “I Am Malala”. This book became an international bestseller.

In conclusion, Malala helped so many girls our age and younger for education. Being so young and still standing up for herself and others, shows her bravery and ambition for doing what is right. Malala is an inspirational young woman that should continue to be remembered.

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