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Malala Yousafzai Essay

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It was a regular day in Pakistan, and Malala Yousafzai was riding home on a school bus with two of her friends. Her friends faces were covered in the regular wear, while Malala’s face was not covered at all. The bus was boarded by two Taliban gunman. “Who is Malala?” they asked. A girl sitting in front of Malala looked back at her. The men shot Malala Yousafzai in the head. But that wouldn’t stop Malala, she was going to keep fighting for what she believed in.
Malala was flown from Pakistan to Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham, England. With the extensive surgery the doctors had done to Malala, she had a tube down her throat and she could not talk. She was very confused. She woke up only knowing that she was not in Pakistan anymore. She could only write down what she wanted to say. Her Father and the rest of her family couldn’t join her right away. She had to wait several weeks before she was joined with the rest of her family. Malala was shot down because she had spoken out for girls to have the right to education. In 2007, the Taliban had taken over the town which Malala lived in called Swat Valley. Under Taliban rules, women had barely any rights at all. Women could not get an education, work, wear makeup, or even walk out of their door without a male relative. In the entire town, music, television, and movies were banned. If one were to break this rule, the punishments were severe, even fatal. In January 2009, all girls schools were forced to close. Her father had owned a girls school for over a decade and refused to close. During that year, Malala, age 11, started to write a blog for the BBC, (British Broadcasting Corporation). Outrage grew over the entire world about the way of the Taliban. Malala started to give speeches on television and her message was always the same -- children deserve the right to education. Malala was not afraid of the Taliban trying a second attempt of her assassination. In an interview, Malala said,“Even if they come to kill me, I will tell them what they're doing is wrong, that education is our right”. Malala has started a fund that supports over 60 million girls with little or no access to education. Malala has even written her own book, appropriately named ‘I am Malala’. Her book has been banned in most schools in Pakistan, and it can not be sold or distributed in any bookstores in Pakistan, with the results being dire. Malala was asked to see the Queen of England, and during her meeting with the Queen, Prince Philip joked to Malala, “There's one thing about children going to school, they go to school because the parents don't want them in the house.”(1).
Malala’s message has touched thousands of people worldwide. Especially at the George Washington University, Washington D.C. They have started a new curriculum that accompanies Malala’s book and focuses on political activism. The director of the Global Women's Institute at the university Mary Ellsberg, states "It will encourage students to get engaged...

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