Essay About Malala Yousafzai

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Malala Yousafzai Courageous, persistent, and passionate are some words that would describe Malala Yousafzai. She is a women's rights activist that sdaly got shot in the head and miraculously survived, but she is also so much more. A well as an activist, Malala Yousafzai was a girl growing up in Swat Valley, Pakistan during the time that the Taliban took over the area. She stood up for women's education and the consequences for that were shocking. Yousafzai's family and where she grew up was a huge factor in what she became. Without the inspiration and support from her family and the difficulty of being a woman under Taliban rule, she would not have taken the leap to standing up for women's rights. The setting and environment where…show more content…
She said, “I have a new dream. So I thought I must be a politician to save this country. Because there are so many crises in our country, so I want remove these crises and to save my country.” (Rowel Pg. 61) She is studying politics and economics at Oxford University (Encyclopedia-Web). She and her father have started a program called the Malala Fund which supports girls’ education around the world and has raised over $700,000 to build schools (ABC News-Web). She is very grateful that she survived and is now being able to use her fame for good. She said, “It feels like this is not my life. It’s a second life. People have prayed to God to spare me and I was spared for a reason, to use my life for helping people.” (ABC News, Web) Malala Yousafzai has truly made and is still making a legacy as a women's rights activist. Inspiring people to stand up for themselves and the things they deserve was a job she did well. She is certainly a hero of change because she stood up for women's education and for their rights everywhere not just in her country. Perhaps if people were more like Malala Yousafzai then all women around the world would have equal

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