- Posted October 20, 2012 by
Muntinlupa City, Philippines
This iReport is part of an assignment:
- The Philippines held Automated Midterm Elections this Year 2013 -- Part 2
- The Philippines held Automated Midterm Elections this Year 2013 -- Part 1
- This Year's Automated Midterm Elections in the Philippines
- My Message To All The Girls And Women Who Are Aspiring And Striving To Get Education Right Now
- Education Would Give A Girl Or A Woman The Opportunity To Have A Stable Career And An Assurance Of Economic Well-Being In The Near Future
On Expressing Moral Support for Malala Yousafzai’s Quick Recovery and Healing
A girl named Malala Yousafzai of Pakistan is very well-known for her women's rights and education activism in the Swat Valley, where the Taliban has strong influence and certain following. In spite of her young age, she courageously stood up for the right of a girl to have decent education in a place where the Taliban has certain following. Early in 2009, at the age of 11 years old, Yousafzai created a blog under an alias detailing her life under Taliban rule, their attempts to control the whole valley, and her views on promoting education for women. The next summer, a documentary by New York Times was filmed about her life as the Pakistani military intervened in the region, culminating in the Second Battle of Swat Valley. Malala began to rise in fame, giving interviews in print and on TV. She later took up the position as chairperson of the District Child Assembly at Swat Valley. She became some kind of a young celebrity in Pakistan during that time. She was nominated for the International Children's Peace Prize by Bishop Desmond Tutu, and has won Pakistan's first ever National Youth Peace Prize.
Malala is only 15 years old, but she’s now an icon for gender equality throughout the world. She gained respect and admiration from many people around the world for her courage to stand up for women’s rights in a dangerous place. But sadly on October 9, 2012, Miss Yousafzai was shot in the head and neck in an assassination attempt by Taliban gunmen while getting back home on a school bus. In the days immediately following the horrific assassination attempt, she remained unconscious and in critical condition, but her condition later improved enough for her to be sent to a hospital in the UK for intensive rehabilitation and care. Malala Yousafzai has now been reported to be doing well in a London hospital. She can now stand up with assistance from other people. I hope and pray that she would survive her ordeal and recover fast, so that she can again promote the right of a girl or a woman to have decent education. Malala Yousafzai is now an inspiration to all women who are struggling to get good education. And because she’s now a huge icon and inspiration for the right of a woman to have education, women’s groups from all over the world should express messages of support for Malala’s quick recovery from her present ordeal/ Malala deserves moral support from women’s groups all over the world because she’s a true champion of women’s rights.
I believe that women’s groups from all over the world should financially and morally support Malala. An iReport assignment about messages expressing moral support for Malala’s quick recovery should be created by the CNN iReport Team. I think CNN’s iReporters from all over the world should express moral support for Malala’s quick recovery and healing. Malala Yousafzai has become a great and shining inspiration for gender equality and women’s rights.