Article written by Misha Afaq (Grade 12)
Malala Yousafzai, a 16 year old girl was shot in the head by Taliban because she raised her voice for the rights of women’s education. Now she has started a cause to stand up for the right of every girl to attend school. November 10 is recognized in honor for Malala’s cause.as “Malala’s day”. November 10th is the right day for a global day of action: it’s exactly one month since Malala fought off an assassination attempt against her by the Taliban.This day will focus on “Malala and the 32 million girls like Malala not at school “. This campaign has been created in respect for the fact that Malala just a few weeks before her shooting told her friends that she would set up Malala foundation for the 32 million girls who are unable to go to school. Malala said in her speech to UN, “They thought that the bullet would silence us but they failed” .
On this day the US convoy will travel to pakistan and he will urge the president Zardari to make education a reality for every child in Pakistan and from this day forward they would no longer accept keeping girls out of school. This day will build up on the idea that education is not the privilege of the few but the right for everyone. Governments across the world must know that in the 21st century we will no longer tolerate keeping children out of school. we must tell our friends to lend their voice by tweeting, posting “I am Malala” on their Facebook pages, and encouraging more to lend their voices to this petition. This is our moment to support Malala and we need to show her we are with her and continuing her fight.
If one girl as young as Malala can make a difference, why can’t we?