Malala Yousafzai Lack Of Education

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"One child, one teacher, one book, and one pen, can change the world.” Nobel Peace Prize co-winner Malala Yousafzai spoke these words at the United Nations Youth Assembly nine months after her attempted attack by the Taliban, an endeavor to discourage other females from receiving an education. Her native country Pakistan is one of the many countries around the globe that violate Article 26 in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). Education, which has had its fundamental roots all throughout history, has not been kept to the standards presented in Article 26 of the UDHR by the countries of Ethiopia, Pakistan, Angola, and Gambia due to their absence of gender equalities in schools, lack of educational resources, and lack of a compulsory …show more content…
Malala Yousafzai was an advocate for equal education for both genders in her country. Before the attack she gave a speech called “How dare the Taliban take away my basic right to education?”, where she recognizes and informs her fellow citizens about how education is imperative for everyone to h ave a successful future, and education is a guaranteed right by Article 26 in the UDHR. She received a death threat from the Taliban, and was later shot after returning home from school. Her story has impacted people around the world, and she has made great contributions to the overall awareness of inequalities between genders, especially concerning education. Despite her contributions, her home country of Pakistan still faces many issues concerning equal education. 3 million Pakistani girls are out of school, and furthermore, 65% of children not currently enrolled in school are female. Therefore, it is not surprising that 65% of the 49.5 million illiterate adults are also women. In some parts of the country, as low as 30% of the girls attend school, depending on the overall wealth of the district. Overall, gender inequalities are still very prevalent in our modern world, and many countries are violators of this issue, and provide unequal educational opportunities to both genders, which is detrimental to the overall success of the nation as a

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