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Malala Yousafzai

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Nicole Chillingworth

on 13 December 2013

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Malala Yousafzai
Third Wave Feminism
The third wave of feminism was a movement that started in the mid 1990s
Feminists took what rights and power that was given to them by second wave feminists and used them to expand their rights even more
Pushed boundaries of what people thought women could do to where women are now in some of the most powerful positions in the world

Malala Yousafzai was born on 12 July 1997 into a Sunni Muslim family of Pashtun ethnicity.
She was given her first name Malala (meaning "grief stricken)
She Resides in London, England where she has been received as a political refugee.
"We realize the importance of our voice when we are silenced.”

"We cannot all succeed when half of us are held back.”

Why Malala?
She took the rights women were given in Pakistan and tried to expand them:
She wanted women to get educated
Pushed the limit to the point where the Taliban actually felt she was a threat and shot her in the head

Her Story
The Taliban banned girls from schools in the Swat Valley in 2009.

When she was 11 years old, Malala wrote a diary under the pseudonym Gul Makai in which she discussed life (specifically education) under the Taliban.

Malala anonymously blogged for the BBC in opposition to that order and became an open advocate to girls' education, telling CNN in 2011:
"I have the right of education. I have the right to play. I have the right to sing. I have the right to talk. I have the right to go to market. I have the right to speak up."
Her Story
Once she became an open advocate for women’s education, she became a target.

On October 7 2012, Taliban gunmen shot Yousafzai in the head and the neck in an assassination attempt. She was coming home on the school bus.
Looking Forward
After her recovery she gave a speech to the United Nations on July 12th.
"They thought that the bullets would silence us, but they failed," she said. "And then, out of that silence, came thousands of voices."
Looking Forward
Feb 2013, age 16, youngest person to be nominated for Nobel prize.

Her memoir, "I am Malala," will be published Tuesday. And On October 18, she is expected attend a "Youth, Education and the Commonwealth" reception hosted by Queen Elizabeth at Buckingham Palace.

Just today, on October 7, a CNN report came through that the spokesman for the Taliban says it would target Malala Yousafzai because she used propaganda against the militant group.

As for the future Malala says she will be “a politician in [her] future," the told the BBC. "I want to change the future of my country and I want to make education compulsory."
Ethos, Pathos, Logos:
Time’s Most Influential People List
2013 – International Children’s Peace Prize
Her story
"We realize the importance of our voice when we are silenced.”
"We cannot all succeed when half of us are held back.”

Focus on education and cause, not the shooting.

"There was a time when women social activists asked men to stand up for their rights, but this time we will do it by ourselves."
Non-apologetic and brave
"We realized the importance of pens and books when we saw the guns. The extremists are afraid of books and pens.”
"Malala Day is not my day. Today is the day of every woman, every boy and every girl who have raised their voice for their rights"

"This is what my soul is telling me: Be peaceful and love everyone."
“Let us pick up our books and our pens,” Malala urged. “They are our most powerful weapons. One child, one teacher, one book and one pen can change the world.”

"One child, one teacher, one book and one pen can change the world. Education is the only solution. Education first."

Islam- Sharia Law
Taliban Rule

She wants all children around the world to have the right to a primary education.

Malala has been credited with bringing the issue of women's education to global attention.
A quarter of young women around the world have not completed primary school.

"I want education for the sons and daughters of the Taliban and all the terrorists and extremists."

She called on politicians to take urgent action to ensure every child has the right to go to school.


Latest figures show Pakistan has the second highest number of children out of school in the world.

"Let us pick up our books and pens," Malala summed up. "They are our most powerful weapons"

"One child, one teacher, one pen and one book can change the world. Education is the only solution. Education first."

§ Investing in Girls' Education through innovative solutions to deliver high quality education to disadvantaged communities around the world.

§ Amplifying Voices of Educational Advocates to tell the stories of those who are fighting for their right to education

§ Channeling Collective Action to make girls' education and true priority.
The Malala Fund is the official organization led by Malala Yousafzai focused on helping girls go to school and raise their voices for the right to education.

Women who are directly affected by the Taliban
Women deprived of education around the world
People who do not support equal education for men and women
The Taliban - proving to them that their threats and intimidation will not waiver her mission to educate women of their rights.
Women around the world
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