Essay on A Brief Note On Malala 's New Campaign

1303 Words Jul 16th, 2015 null Page
On July 12, something beautiful happened, sparked by Malala Yousafzai’s birthday wish, thousands of people stood up with her to tell world leaders why they chose #booksnotbullets. Malala’s new campaign is another one of her many attempts to fight for the right to education, especially for girls. When I read the email from Malala’s organization, I knew what I had to do; join the cause. So I started reading the responses, thousands of people had responded to the hashtag, and many of the reasons why they chose books not bullets made my skin shiver. It got me thinking of we, the people who take education for granted and how lucky we are to have been able to complete our education without fear. I immediately regretted the many times that I pretended to be sick so I could skip class, when there were girls out there fighting for their basic right to read a book, to sit in a desk, fighting for wanting to go to the place where I rejoiced when I got my diploma, not because of what I had accomplished, but because I didn’t have to go back.
For those of you who don’t know who Malala Yousafzai is, or why people are complying with her birthday wishes, let me introduce you. If you at least read news headlines, you might remember three years ago that a Pakistani girl was shot by the Taliban. Malala was already an avid advocate for female education in her native Swat Valley, a town located in a northern province of Pakistan. Her many efforts were not well received by the Taliban, who kept…

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