Teen Activist Research Paper

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Many teen activist aren’t very different from each other. They have common qualities that help them be a better activist. These common qualities help them be better at what they do and help them make the world a better place for those who are experiencing the problems of what the activist is fighting against. Some examples of common qualities that activists have, are that they give up their personal time to fight for their cause, or that they have compassion for those around them. They can be very brave as well. To start, one of the qualities that activists have in common is that they give up their personal time to fight for what they believe in. Instead of using their time for other things, teen activists spend their time trying to end problems going on around the world. …show more content…

They may have even risked their lives for their cause. Iqbal Masih is an example of this. On “YouTube,” some teenagers explained how Iqbal was sold at four years old to a carpet factory. Iqbal was labored there until he was ten and escaped. He was angry and started giving speeches around the world trying to end the child labor. He was targeted by the carpet industry because of this. Even though it wasn’t safe for him to leave and go see his family, he still went back home. Unfortunately, he was shot and killed in front of his grandmother's house. This shows that he was very brave and cared a lot about making the world a better place. Malala Yousafzai is another brave activist. Malala believed that women had just as many rights as men did, and believed that women deserved an education. According to the Website, “BBC,” “One year ago Malala Yousafzai was shot in the head by Taliban gunmen - her "crime", to have spoken up for the right of girls to be educated. The world reacted in horror, but after weeks in intensive care Malala survived.” Malala could've just stayed at home and protected herself but she went on with life and made it out of her injury

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