Just the other day, my husband and I sat down on the couch and watched the movie “He Named Me Malala”. Malala is a young girl who spoke up against extremists. They were saying that young girls shouldn’t be allowed to go to school. As the daughter of a school teacher, she knew that being educated had changed her life and she wanted the same for girls around the world. Eventually, the extremists in her country shot her because of her message of hope. What the extremists didn’t know is that as a survivor of their attack, her voice has been strengthened and her message is spreading around the globe.
All she needed was her voice. She didn’t need violence. She didn’t need to block traffic. She didn’t need to make a scene. She found the courage to use her voice in a place where girls were taught to be quiet.
Malala is a living example of what International Women’s Day is all about. It is not about being the stronger, better gender. It is about giving someone a voice who still hasn’t found their own. Because of Malala’s bravery and courage many girls and women around the world can now say, “One Day I Will!”
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