Malala Day is being celebrated in honour of the birthday of Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani girl who was shot for attending school in defiance of the Taliban.
Malala Day 2014
Malala celebrated her 17th birthday in Nigeria and joined her voice to help renew calls to bring back the schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram in April.
Malala and millions of girls like her around the world continue to show us that they are stronger than violence, stronger than oppression, stronger than fear… Today, Malala challenges us to show the world what we are stronger than with the #STRONGERTHAN message.
“What are you stronger than?”, she asks
The young girl who fought against
And most of all her fears.
“What are you stronger than?”
I ask myself
Have I stood up for what is right?
Have I spoken for the voiceless?
Have I used my resources for the needy?
Am I stronger than
The fears that keep me back
The selfishness that enslaves me
The lethargy that paralyses me?
Something to think about today.
What are you stronger than?
What you can do:
Add your name to this statement from Malala and her friends in Nigeria and join to make a change: www.change.org/StrongerThan
Donate towards the Malala Fund towards empowering girls through education to achieve their potential and be agents of positive change in their communities.
Share your own message using the hashtag #STRONGERTHAN message on Social Media and connect with the Malala Fund on Facebook and Twitter.
I salute Malala!
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Her story gives me goosebumps every time I read it. Such bravery and dedication towards betterment of girls is unparalleled
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Malala is an amazing young woman with an incredible story.
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I definitely salute the brave heart!
Swathi Shenoy recently posted..It is a Century!
Malala is a courageous girl. May her voice gets more support and power!
Shilpa Garg recently posted..Just Do It
Malala is amazing. Her courage challenges me to be bold about speaking up. Thank you sharing this today.
malala is strong and she makes others strong …
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I salute her courage, and that of so many other young girls and women in Nigeria, Pakistan, Bangladesh who are victims of brutal oppression, terrorism, unimaginable cruelty, and barbarism.
Beloo Mehra recently posted..Blank Pages, No More
I agree — let’s spread the word and give her all the support we can
Carol recently posted..Sure-fire Way To Handle Discouragement
It is a wonderful initiative I read about it more, some of the resolutions are quite something..
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The life of this brave soul should inspire youngsters to follow her.
Reading, I am Malala, and my respect for her keeps on growing. Salute the little angel for her heroic act and for her continued fight for the girls of the world.
Malala is an amazing young girl! A true champion!
What an inspiration!
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My Inner Chick
A true HERO. My hero.
I am in awe. I am filled with hope. I am brought to my knees.
Only if we were all like Malala…
We could start a REVOLUTION & Transform the Universe)))) x
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Her story is not only awe-inspiring but also has given strength to billions of young girls all over the world.
thank you for sharing Corinne
We need more courageous girls like Malala to fight the evil world. The fight has already started and let’s all of us do our bit, a baby step, for change. Thanks Corinne for doing your part and sharing with us.