Should we ignore the plight of women’s issues in developing countries because we feel that equality has been achieved in Western society? Are we a bit too comfortable, knowing that we’re doing alright, and the issues in other areas of the world seem too distant for us to care about?
Malala is a fearless young woman who has inspired people worldwide. Her willingness to speak about human rights has put her in harm’s way, but has not silenced her (thank goodness). Please take a moment to hear what she has to say.
I wanted to do more than just tweet a link to the song “I Am Malala”, because I don’t want to forget to share this video with my students. What a beautiful way to express appreciation for the strength of this young woman…who has inspired so many.
Do we take education for granted?
I challenge you to think about what you take for granted. Share those thoughts with your friends, your families, and even your students. Maybe you can help to make a small, positive change in your world.
The picture below is taken from the “Because I am a Girl” website, and explains a bit about their goals:
“A Mighty Girl” is another site that encourages people to embrace qualities that characterize strong girls and women. The website includes lists of resources, activities and gifts — an excellent place to begin sharing ideas and conversations with the mighty girls in your life.