Happy Malala Day!12 Jul 2013, by Empowering Women in
Today is the 16th birthday of Malala Yousafzai, the young Pakistani girl who was shot by the Taliban for advocating education for girls. Check out the speech she made at the United Nations today: http://huff.to/10RJkfu
I speak – not for myself, but for all girls and boys.
I raise up my voice – not so that I can shout, but so that those without a voice can be heard.
Those who have fought for their rights:
Their right to live in peace.
Their right to be treated with dignity.
Their right to equality of opportunity.
Their right to be educated.
“We cannot all succeed when half of us are held back.”
Happy birthday Malala! We admire you for your courage and strength. Thank you for being such an inspiration!