Malala Encourages Young People to Speak out Against Injustices
The youngest recipient to win the Nobel Peace Prize shares pearls of wisdom for youth.
Pakistani child education activist Malala Yousafzai won the Nobel Peace Prize when she was only 17 years young. In 2013 she was almost killed by Taliban gunmen for promoting girls’ right to an education. Malala made a miraculous recovery from a bullet wound that shattered her skull’s thinnest bone. She was congratulated by The Nobel committee for her “struggle against the suppression of children and young people”. The recent Oxford University graduate posted a polite reminder to young activists via Instagram July 7th, 2020: “Advice for youth on changing the world: ‘If you want to be change makers, you have to take steps: real steps, practical steps.’” — @malala
The world-renowned young woman of liberty consistently uses her status as a platform of inspiration. In a tell-all with Vogue, Malala chimes her pragmatic influence: “Whether you’re a feminist or an economist – or just a person who wants to live in a better world – you should want to see all girls in school. Listen to the stories of girls such as Andrea and Zaynab and share them with your friends and family. Speak out against injustice when you see it. Vote for leaders who believe in equality and commit to investing more in education.” Her words are a harmonious sound.
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“To young people: you don’t need to wait for someone in power to give you permission or even listen to you to be an activist. You can begin by educating yourself on issues, educating others and organising in your community. Get some momentum and try to make advocates out of everyone you meet.” — @malala
Reflecting on Malala’s past heroism: She was tributed by the chairman of the Norwegian Nobel Committee, Thorbjorn Jagland, for her “heroic struggle.” Jagland reputed her bravery: “Despite her youth, Malala Yousafzai has already fought for several years for the right of girls to education and has shown by example that children and young people too can contribute to improving their own situations.” He continues, “This she has done under the most dangerous circumstances. Through her heroic struggle, she has become a leading spokesperson for girls’ rights to education.” Malala is a force to be reckoned with.
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— Malala (@Malala) May 25, 2020
In 2013, Malala co-founded Malala Fund with her father, Ziauddin Yousafzai. It is an international, non-profit organization that fights for girls’ education.
— Malala Fund (@MalalaFund) July 20, 2020
All things considered, if champion reformer Malala is handing out advice, one would be foolish not to take it.
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