One year has passed since Pakistani-born Malala Yousafzai was shot by talibans after standing up for education rights for girls in her country and all around the world. Today, on her 16th birthday, she delivered a speech at the General Assembly of the United Nations.
“On the 9th of October 2012 talibans shot me. They thought that with their bullets they could silence me forever, but they failed”.
Malala, the “bravest person on Earth”, spoke of education for all and how the only way to change the world is with feathers and books, the most powerful weapons of all. In her speech, the young activist also talks about her country, Pakistan, and her religion, and she explains how Islam is a religion of peace, humanity and brotherhood.
Take a look at the full speech of this 16-year-old Noble Prize candidate: http://http://www.nytimes.com/video/2013/07/12/world/europe/100000002333427/girl-shot-by-taliban-addresses-the-un.html (you’ll have to forgive me but the video option doesn’t seem to be working at the moment so you will have to make-do with the link until it works again!)
Chiara Romano Bosch