In the world today, women have a say in what they want to do and things that they desire to do. Back in the day, before the 1800’s, women had to be submissive to their male counterparts and do according to what was required of them. In the end, this led to the demeaning of the woman and the concept that women were inferior to men. Even though this concept and perception changed, there have been some countries and regions of the world that have not yet recognized the equality that women deserve. Such areas do not allow women to vote, attend school, have a say in the community, and the women are at the mercy of their husbands, fathers or male superiors (Hartmann, Susan M).
It began as an ordinary day in Mingora, Pakistan, for a young girl returning home from school on her school bus. Suddenly, a masked gunman rushed into the bus and shouted, “Who is Malala?” Her friends on the bus looked back at her, and in the blink of an eye she was shot on the left side of her face. This incident was the spark that ignited a call for change in education around the world. Malala Yousafzai was the face of this change. She made significant contributions to female education rights by being an education activist and urging children to speak out and fight for their rights. She forever changed the lives of Pakistani girls who today benefit from free education and resources with numerous schools around their country.
Not only in regards to education, but in general seeing as that “ women and children are suffering in many parts of the world in many ways” and believes that the world can combat this with “unity and togetherness.” Additionally, Yousafzai claims to use her platform to act as the voice “of those 66 million girls” who are “deprived of
Malala Yousafzai: The Girls Voice Who Could Not Be Silenced For the past years Swat Valley with a population of 1.8 million has been a breeding ground of Islamist militancy (PAKISTAN: Militants announce ban on girls’ education in Swat ).A recent warning by Shah Dauran, deputy leader of the Tehrik-e Taliban Pakistan (TTP) announced that all girls must be taken out of school - public or private - by January 15, 2009, and by not doing so, their schools will be bombed and violators will face death (PAKISTAN: Militants announce ban on girls’ education in Swat). Schools were closed for winter break until February, However, grade twelve reopened so they could finish as much coursework as possible by January so they can take their board examination in April. The education system in Swat Valley has been greatly disturbed. According to Global Coalition to prevent Education from Attack, Pakistan experiences somewhere between 838 and 919 militant attacks on its schools from 2009 to 2012 (Global Coalition to Protect Education from Attack, 2105). The TTP says they have nothing against girls going to school, but the western-style education is not going to keep teaching the Islam way. The Taliban has used acid attacks against girls that try to receive an education, leaving the victims with permeant scaring. Dr. Shaban Ali said, “The Pakistan Taliban have taken responsibility for the attack in threading pamphlets distributed around the city. They also warn local girls
Albert Einstein once said, “In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.” (Albert Einstein Quotes). Activists are not born, they are made. All activists start from seeing injustice or cruelty in the world. Malala Yousafzai, Jack Andraka, and Rasia Khepra are proof of this.
Did you know that some kids are sold for vary little money in many countrys? Did you Know that their are many girls not going to school in many countrys,too? Teen activism is when a teen finds something that doesn’t really acer to them at first but then they keep thinking about it and then after a day or even a couple of hours they start taking action. Did you know that teen activism happens all around to world. A teen activist have lots of work to even put a dent in what they beleve in and a lot of pashents when they have something go rong and have lots of responsiblity. They all have to be strong person to make public speachs in frount of thousands of people. Some insperitanal teen activist are Malala Yousafzai from Swate valley,Pakastan. Alex Lin from Rohade Island. And craig keilberge from Thornhill, Vaughan, Canida, are all putting a problem out and putting a stop and doing what they beleave.
A great example of a teen activist is Malala Yousafzai. She has the bravery and courage to do what’s right. Malala is a human rights activist who was born July 12, 1997 in Mingora, Pakistan. She is best known for fighting for the rights of women to receive an education in Pakistan. “ The best way to solve problems and to fight against war is through dialogue.” Malala Yousafzai. This demonstrates how she has the courage and bravery to not fight and stand up to terrorists such as the Taliban. In addition, to the trait of courage teen activists could have perseverance which is displayed by Xiuhtezcatl Martinez.
Not only do rays of light exist in even the darkest parts of our world, but these rays of light can help to bring entire communities out of darkness, and to provide hope. People who create impactful change are those with a burning passion. Those who would dedicate their lives for a better version of society. Malala Yousafzai exemplifies this through the way she gives back in order to stop others from experiencing what she went through: “The young activist continued to take action on global education by opening a school for Syrian refugee girls in Lebanon. Its expenses covered by the Malala Fund, the school was designed to admit nearly 200 girls from the ages of 14 to 18” (“Malala Yousafzai Biography” n. pag. ). Yousafzai took her pain of being
From Malala Yousafzai’s background it is clear to see she was destined to be a fighter for the right of people to learn. Born in Mingora, Pakistan, on July 12, 1997, Malala went to the school her Father, Ziauddin Yousafzai an outspoken social activist and educator, founded in Pakistan, until the Pakistan Taliban, began imposing stricter Islamic laws, banning girls from having an education (Blumberg 1-4). In 2012, the Taliban targeted Malala and in an attempted assignation, they shot her in the head, along with injuring two other girls (Blumberg 4). On July 12, 2013, Malala gave her speech “Address to the United Youth Assembly.” Malala’s speech successfully worked in inspiring many to take up arms for women and children’s right to be educated,
“I am just a committed and stubborn person, who wants to see every child getting quality education, who wants rights for women and peace in every corner of the world” (Malala Yousafzai). Females around the world are not seen on the same platform as men rather ladies are seen as less than a man in our society. Women throughout the world go through several inequalities along with being stripped of their rights on being able to do things such as attend school due to the reason that ladies are perceived as housewives through the eyes of the world. Women have been victimized of their rights such as, Malala Yousafzai, who makes a stand for those who cannot, in her memoir evidence shows personal anecdotes, along with documentary evidence that proves
Malala Yousafzai was announced the co-recipient of the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize on October 10, 2014. She received the Nobel Peace Prize for her fight against the suppression of young people and for the right of children to be educated. She is the youngest Nobel Peace Prize recipient. She opened a school in Bekaa Valley, Lebanon, near the Syrian border, for Syrian refugees. The school educates and trains girls ages 14-18 years old. Malala Yousafzai called on world leaders to invest in “books, not
A contemporary leader would have to portray the characteristics of fighting for other people and standing up against all odds to create a better place where everyone can prosper. Malala Yousafzai, in my opinion, demonstrates a contemporary leader due to her defying the Taliban in order to bring educational rights to women and children. She started defending educational rights at an early age of 11, and once she turned 14, she was then targeted to be killed. She was raised in Mingora, Pakistan where she went to school that her father, Ziauddin Yousafzai founded. One day as she was on her way home from school, a Taliban man went aboard the school bus in search for her. The gunman fired at her, hitting Malala in the left side of her head and
"I will continue this journey of fighting for peace and democracy in my country," said ten year old Malala Yousafzai, as she was determined to stand up for the rights to be educated as a women (I Am Malala 55). Her desire for knowledge progresses intensity as she grows older, however an obstacle arrises when the ban of girls education is constructed by the Taliban's. She takes the liberty of speaking out her passions and beliefs of her rights to education, until she is targeted for defying rules. Malala is changing the world with her voice by fighting for the fundamental rights of education that have been denied from more than 130 million girls who are not able to attend school due to work, early marriage, poverty, etc. and ending violence
Malala Yousafzai, does that name sound familiar at all? In schools all over the country, she was the main topic for fighting for education. She was almost killed, all because she was fighting for the women in Pakistan (her home country) to get the education that they deserve to have. Not only did she face adversity from fighting for education, she also faced it while fighting for her own life afterwards, that didn’t stop her though. She came to the U.S. to live safely, and is continuing to fight for the education; raising more and more awareness about it everyday. “5 years ago, I was shot in an attempt to stop me from speaking out for girls’ education,’ she wrote. ‘Today, I attend my first lectures at Oxford” (Malala Yousafzai). She took
In the past, the word hero has held a symbol for many of a man in a tight blue spandex suit with superhuman abilities, who on the side nonchalantly saves the world every time. Now, we say the word hero, and suddenly normal, everyday people pop into our heads. We