I Am Malala Research Paper

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As a young teenager it is all too common for an adolescent girl to feel lost. We have all fallen victim to peer pressure, losing our voice, and receiving ridicule from others. Every female has doubted herself at some point in her life. Having courage at this early stage in life is monumental and often sets the course for future self-confidence in young girls. It certainly isn’t every day one hears of a teenage girl demonstrating an amazing act of courage so grand that most adults would shudder in fear. Malala Yousafzai, a huge inspiration to girls around the world, accomplished courageous acts in the short eighteen years she has been alive. Malala has not only stood up not only for herself, but for her education, and for women’s rights as a whole. When a terrorist group targeted her beliefs and her well-being, she was strong enough to stand up to them. This young woman has created a phenomenon all over the world, bringing change, light, and hope to girls across all continents. Living in the United States, it is often easy to take for granted the privileges and luxuries we utilize on a daily basis. Malala noted in her book, I Am Malala The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and was Shot by the Taliban (2013)…show more content…
This made her a natural threat and an instant target to the Taliban. Tragically, in 2012 when Malala was merely fifteen years old, she was shot in the head by a member of the Taliban. Flown immediately to the United Kingdom for treatment, she thankfully survived. This attempted murder created utter chaos in her home land, Pakistan, which led to her residing in the United Kingdom permanently. The Taliban could not extinguish her power to bring justice to the world. In an effort to silence her voice, in reality, they did just the opposite. The Taliban gave her a microphone so she could reach the ears of the world. And Malala did exactly

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