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Malala Yousafzai: “This time we will do it by ourselves.”

images (6)The wise saying, “The pen is mightier than the sword”:  It is true. The extremists are afraid of books and pens. The power of education frightens them. They are afraid of women. The power of the voice of women frightens them. This is why they killed 14 innocent students in the recent attack in Quetta. And that is why they kill female teachers. That is why they are blasting schools every day because they were and they are afraid of change and equality that we will bring to our society…

Today, I am focusing on women’s rights and girls’ education because they are suffering the most. There was a time when women activists asked men to stand up for their rights. But this time we will do it by ourselves. …We cannot all succeed when half of us are held back. We call upon our sisters around the world to be brave, to embrace the strength within themselves and realize their full potential.” — Malala Yousafzai, July 12, 2013, before the U.N.

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  1. Beautiful, brave young woman. Thanks for posting, this is definitely not getting enough attention.

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    Posted by illiteratolivia | July 16, 2013, 11:52 am

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