I Am Malala

I Am Malala

Malala Yousafzai, a young girl from Pakistan, was shot by the Taliban for standing up for women’s rights to education. At the age of 15 years old, she had the courage to speak out against the Taliban for taking her rights away from her. She made a miraculous recovery after being shot in the head and neck at point-blank range while riding the bus home from school. Now 16, she is the youngest nominee ever for the Nobel Peace Prize. She stands as a global symbol of peaceful protest. Malala grew up in a society where men are considered more valuable than women; however, Malala fought for her rights to an education. Malala’s story is proof that it just takes one person’s voice to be the change in the world.

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