Friday Love: Happy Birthday, Malala!

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Time after time, activist and leader Malala Yousufzai has refused to be silenced. Today, she will mark her 16th birthday by delivering the first-ever education policy recommendations written for youth, by youth, to the United Nations in New York City. Add your voice to the chorus by signing Malala’s petition calling for universal education for all children by 2015.

Happy birthday, Malala. Thank you for your courage and voice in bringing global attention to the struggles of the 57 million children around the world without access to basic education.

Live long & flourish, inshAllah.

Update: Listen to her UN address, here.


Leader. Inspiration. Muslim.

Congratulations to 15-year-old Pakistani activist Malala Yousafzai and the 34 other women who made the Time 100 list!

 

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Friday Love: Malala Yousufzai

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Fifteen-year-old Pakistani girls’ education activist Malala Yousufzai has been formally nominated for the 2013 Nobel Peace Prize!

“I don’t mind if I have to sit on the floor at school. All I want is education. And I’m afraid of no one.”

Read more about her nomination here, and watch the video below in which she introduces the Malala Fund, dedicated to raising funds to educate girls.


Prayers for Malala Yousufzai

Pakistani activist Malala Yousufzai, speaking in 2009 aged eleven: “I don’t mind if I have to sit on the floor at school. All I want is education. And I’m afraid of no one.”


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