Importance Of Education In Malala

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Women’s Educational Rights
“I know God stop me from going to the grave. It feels like this life for the second life. People prayed to God to spare me, and I was spared for a reason–to use my life for helping people. When people talk about the way I was shot and what happened, I think it 's the story of Malala “a girl shot by the Taliban”; I don 't feel it 's a story about me at all.” (Yousafzai 301). People in the United States take being educated for granted. Have you ever wondered how it feels to not have an education or fight for the right of education? Education should be available to everyone, for example, males and females. Women in developing countries are speaking out for the right to be educated by disseminating the stories and standing
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In Afghanistan, only 12.6 percent of women were literate in 2006, compared to the 43.1 percent of men who were literate (Allchin paragraph 12). In Pakistan, Malala Yousafzai was shot in the head by the Taliban in 2012. She had surgery which resulted in being deaf in her left ear. Somehow, Malala survived and she continues to stand up for education. Malala won Pakistan’s National Youth Peace Prize in 2011, for her bravery and she received a Nobel Peace Prize in 2014, making her the youngest person in history to win a Nobel Peace Prize (329). “The last thing I remember is that I was thinking about the revision I needed to do for the next day. The sounds in my head were not the crack, crack, crack of the three bullets, but the chop, chop, chop, drip, drip, drip of the man severing the heads of chickens, and them dropping into the dirty street, one by one” (242)....Malala also states “His sisters–my aunts– did not go to school at all, just like millions of girls in my country. Education had been a great gift for him” (41). She wrote a book, I Am Malala, The Girl Who Stood up for Education and Was Shot By the Taliban. In 2014, Malala won the Nobel Peace Prize. “Bismilah hir rahman ir rahim. In the name of God, the most merciful, the most beneficent. Your Majesties, Your royal highnesses, distinguished members of the Norwegian Nobel Committee, Dear sisters and brothers, today is a day of great happiness for me. I am …show more content…
I am proud, well in fact, I am very proud to be the first Pashtun, the first Pakistani, and the youngest person to receive this award. Along with that, along with that, I am pretty certain that I am also the first recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize who still fights with her younger brothers. I want there to be peace everywhere, but my brothers and I are still working on that. I am also honoured to receive this award together with Kailash Satyarthi, who has been a champion for children 's rights for a long time….I am proud that we can work together, we can work together and show the world that an Indian and a Pakistani, get can work together and achieve their goals of children 's rights. Dear brothers and sisters, I was named after the inspirational Malalai of Maiwand who is the Pashtun Joan of Arc. The word Malala means grief stricken”....but in order to lend some happiness to it, my grandfather would always call me Malala- The happiest girl in the world” and today I am very happy that we are together fighting for an important cause….It is for those forgotten children who want an education. It is for those frightened children who

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