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Malala Day: Speak Out for Education

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Malala Day: Speak Out for Education
Malala Yousafzai

Malala Yousafzai

As a girl, I grew up going to public school, then private school. I went on to study at a couple of universities and also take online classes. These various educational opportunities are all commonplace in my part of the world. That’s why I can’t imagine being nearly killed for wanting to go to school.

And yet we know that’s what happened to Malala Yousafzai, a 15-year-old girl. While coming home from school in a bus last month, Malala and two other girls were shot by the Taliban, who believe that girls shouldn’t be educated. The other girls weren’t hurt as badly, but the bullet that hit Malala grazed her brain. Malala was in particular targeted for blogging anonymously starting in 2009  about wanting an education and how hard life was under the Taliban. Since nearly being murdered, Malala was treated in Pakistan and has been recovering in Britain.

Tomorrow, Nov. 10, is Malala Day. People want to speak out against violence and speak up for education for all the world’s children. If that’s you, then please take a moment to sign the I Am Malala petition. We can call on Pakistan to provide access to education for all the nation’s children.

We can speak up for the 32 million girls around the world who don’t go to school.

We are with you, Malala!

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