Malala Yousafzai United Nations Youth Assembly Speech


Happy Monday!  Ready for some serious inspiration?

Most people get their driver’s license on their 16th birthday. Not Malala Yousafzai. Rather, on her sixteenth birthday, a mere nine months after being shot in the head in an assassination attempt by a Taliban gunman in northwest Pakistan, Malala Yousafzai addressed the United Nations Youth Assembly in New York with a wish for universal equality, universal opportunity, and universal education. Once targeted for death because of her outspoken advocacy for her own education and those of other Pashtun girls, she now speaks on behalf of women and children everywhere. Her message is one of fearlessness and hopefulness. It is an inspiring call to justice.

One child, one teacher, one book and one pen can change the world. Education is the only solution. Education first.

– Malala Yousafzai

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  1. Noah Manduke says

    Hi Hollye. Last month I saw Malala speak at the Skoll World Forum in Oxford. I cried like a baby. She is the embodiment of bravery, empowerment and social justice. I know that YOU would inspire HER.

    – Noah

  2. says

    Hey Hollye,
    Woah, what an inspiring and meaningful post, one of my favorites!
    I read your website often on my iPhone… have you thought about creating an App for your website?

    • says

      Thanks so much, Danielle. I really appreciate it! I have indeed been toying around with the idea of an App. Thanks for the inspiration…and for your comment.