Malala Yousafzai

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As a young girl and at considerable risk, Malala Yousafzai protested the lack of education for girls. During her short life, she has demonstrated the following:

  • COMPASSION: In a United Nations Speech in 2013, Malala said: “Even if there was a gun in my hand and he was standing in front of me, I would not shoot him. This is the compassion I have learned from Mohamed, the prophet of mercy, Jesus Christ and Lord Buddha. This the legacy of change I have inherited from Martin Luther King, Nelson Mandela and Mohammed Ali Jinnah. This is the philosophy of nonviolence that I have learned from Gandhi, Bacha Khan and Mother Teresa. And this is the forgiveness that I have learned from my father and from my mother. This is what my soul is telling me: be peaceful and love everyone.”
  • COLLABORATION: The Malala Fund, a non-profit started by Malala and her father Ziauddin, supports an initiative called the Gulmakai Network. The Gulmakai Network is a group of organizations, individuals, and schools that advocate for girls’ rights to education around the world.
  • RESPECT: Malala respects the right of all children to have access to education, regardless of gender, race, religion, or socio-economic status.
  • CELEBRATION: The world celebrated Malala in 2014 when she became the youngest recipient ever of the Nobel Peace Prize which celebrates her activism for girls education in Pakistan. She celebrates the joy and right to education for all children through her activism and speeches.
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