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:

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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.

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1 Response to Malala

  1. Whifaxa says:

    I find your philospohy incredibly inspiring. Most activists just go as far as artculating dismay and criticism. Whereas you are using your emotions about this issue and your influence as a teacher to actually make a difference. *applause* 🙂

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