I raise up my voice -- not so that I can shout, but so that those without a voice can be heard.
Malala Yousafzai

Malala's Birthday Wish

Malala's Birthday Wish

Jul 13, 2013-- It is customary to make a wish on one's birthday. On her sixteenth birthday, nine months after being shot in the head in an assassination attempt by a Taliban gunman in northwest Pakistan, Malala Yousafzai addressed the United Nations Youth Assembly in New York with a wish for universal equality, universal opportunity, and universal education. Once targeted for death because of her outspoken advocacy for her own education and those of other Pashtun girls, she now speaks on behalf of women and children everywhere. Her message is one of fearlessness and hopefulness. It is an inspiring call to justice. (5878 reads)


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Take ActionMalala was an important change-maker well before the assassination attempt. Read the astonishing 2009 diary she wrote for the BBC. [more]



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