Courage so rare and unyielding that Malala Yousafzai is now a beacon to Civilization itself. She has influenced people from all walks of life to rise up and take each female child’s education personally. Every female child deprived from education is an affront to society at large, to humanity and to the female child in you!
Malala rightfully prevails as the Nobel Peace Prize winner of 2014, along with Kailash Satyarthi. We congratulate her and celebrate her efforts in changing the world.
“Female education” is the “catch all” phrase that can encompass a variety of different elements. Gender discrimination and gender disparities still exist among marginalized population in the developing nations or the majority countries and also the least developed countries.
Please become aware of some statistics from the Unicef website.
We so often take our children’s education for granted, we send our kids to school and perhaps complain about how things are not exactly perfect. While I understand the idea of improving anything at all through constructive criticism, today, I invite all parents to make your children ( male and female) aware of the condition of education all the around the world. Of course keeping in consideration that this is our world, a global village now . Let the children not look at this from a privileged vantage point but more from the perspective of awareness and how askew the world is and how it has treated the female gender through centuries.
Share the story of Malala to your kids and help them recognize the value of education all over the world.
When the world is balanced, when the male and female energies are equalized, I do believe that the world would be more peaceful. Just imagine the populace as a whole , as a jigsaw puzzle and in that puzzle a whole section is lost, beaten, burned and maimed. It is our responsibility to rebuild that stratum, that piece and make the world whole.
When Jon Stewart asked her how she reacted when she became aware that the taliban wanted her dead.
Her reply was:
I started thinking about that, and I used to think that the Talib would come, and he would just kill me. But then I said, ‘If he comes, what would you do Malala?’ then I would reply to myself, ‘Malala, just take a shoe and hit him.’ But then I said, ‘If you hit a Talib with your shoe, then there would be no difference between you and the Talib. You must not treat others with cruelty and that much harshly, you must fight others but through peace and through dialogue and through education.’ Then I said I will tell him how important education is and that ‘I even want education for your children as well.’ And I will tell him, ‘That’s what I want to tell you, now do what you want.’
Here is a beautiful Youtube video of her briefly talking about her vision:
Thank you in advance for turning on that light in your world, together we can illuminate and educate the world.