Women Empowerment Wednesday: Malala Yousafzai

Ashanti Farrington, Administrator

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In honor of International Women’s month, we have decided to do feature pieces on influential and inspiring women. Malala Yousafzai is one of those women. Malala Yousafzai is a Pakistani activist who advocates for the importance of women’s education in Pakistan ever since she was a child. On October 9th, 2012, she was shot in the head by a Taliban gunman for trying to raise awareness for women’s education when she was only 16 years old. She survived the attack and she continues to speak the significance of education. She presented a speech for the UN and she published her first book, I Am Malala in 2013. For her astonishing achievements and compelling story, she won The Nobel Peace Prize in 2014.