Saturday, 13 July 2013

'they thought that the bullet would silence us' Malala Yousafzai UN speech

".....They thought that the bullets would silence us, but they failed. And out of that silence came thousands of voices. The terrorists thought they would change my aims and stop my ambitions. But nothing changed in my life except this: weakness, fear and hopelessness died. Strength, power and courage was born......."


"......The wise saying, “The pen is mightier than the sword.” It is true. The extremists are afraid of books and pens. The power of education frightens them. They are afraid of women. The power of the voice of women frightens them. ........ "

"In India, innocent and poor children are victims of child labour. Many schools have been destroyed in Nigeria. People in Afghanistan have been affected by extremism. Young girls have to do domestic child labour and are forced to get married at an early age. Poverty, ignorance, injustice, racism and the deprivation of basic rights are the main problems, faced by both men and women."

......we want schools and education for every child’s bright future.......
One child, one teacher, one book and one pen can change the world. Education is the only solution. Education first.
  Full transcript of the speech here
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