Malala Yousafzai Speech

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“How dare the Taliban take away my basic right of education?” That is the title of the speech Malala Yousafzai gave when she recovered after the wound the Taliban gunmen left. The Taliban shot Malala on her way home from school because they have an absurd belief that girls shouldn’t be allowed to get educated. However, Malala believes the opposite, that young women should be able to go to school. Because of what the Taliban did to Malala, she became an activist for girls’ education. Not only is Malala an activist but an example to the world, an inspiration to everyone, and a strong voice for girls. Many people may say Malala is an example to the world, because it is true. She survived an assassination attempt on October of 2012, when she was just 14 years old. The shot left her in a critical health condition, so she was moved to the United Kingdom to get treatment there. By January of 2013, she was well enough to be released from the hospital. In England, she studied at Edgbaston High School in Birmingham and that same year she was able to deliver a speech at the United Nation Headquarters in New York City. The speech talks about how education is a basic human right and ought to be accessible to…show more content…
She has especially impacted those who think she was going to be silenced. However, being the courageous and brave young woman she is, she spoke up for what she knows is right. To quote a phrase from the speech she gave at the United Nations on July 12, 2013, “They thought the bullet would silence us, but they failed.” By they Malala refers to the Taliban and by us she means all the girls and women who raise their voices for their rights. The Taliban thought that by opposing fear, Malala would be quiet, but clearly they failed. Malala has also impacted those who were afraid to stand up for their rights. As a result of Malala’s attack, many have stood up for what is

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