Saturday, October 11, 2014

Girl power...and the Nobel Peace Prize!!!!

Malala Yousafzai of Pakistan and Kailash Satyarthi of India, were awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for their struggle against the suppression of children's rights...specifically their right to an education. At age 17, Malala is the youngest person ever to win the prize.

See my review of her story in my August 14, 2014 post!

I especially love that Malala was in chemistry class when her teacher pulled her aside to tell her that she had won! She reportedly views the the bestowing of the prize to a young female Pakistani Muslim and a 60 year old male Indian Hindu - as "a message of love between Pakistan and India, and between means we are standing together to ensure all children get a quality education."

An amazing young woman to be sure!!! What were we doing when we were 17? Never mind! What girls are doing...and being allowed to do....and prevented from doing...and being encouraged to do...are the things that matter now!

Girl in a country song!

Let girls learn!

Ban Bossy

Let's go girls!!! - c

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