WHO IS THIS? The human right we are looking at this week is the right to an education.
WHO IS MALALA? She is known for her education and women's rights activism in the Swat Valley, where the Taliban had at times banned girls from attending school. In early 2009, at the age of 11/12, Malala wrote a blog under a pseudonym (Gul Makai) for the BBC detailing her life under Taliban rule, their attempts to take control of the valley, and her views on promoting education for girls Why did she have to write under a pseudonym ?
EARLY LIFE Malala was educated in large part by her father, Ziauddin Yousafzai, who is a poet, school owner and an educational activist. Her father encouraged Malala to become a politician. He referred to his daughter as something entirely special, permitting her to stay up at night and talk about politics after her two brothers had been sent to bed. Malala started speaking about education rights as early as September 2008. Her father took her to Peshawar to speak at the local press club. "How dare the Taliban take away my basic right to education?" Malala told her audience in a speech that was covered by newspapers and television channels, throughout the region
MALALA’S FIGHT FOR EDUCATION http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/video/2012/oct/ 14/malala-yousafzai-speech-education-video http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/video/2012/oct/ 14/malala-yousafzai-speech-education-video
TALIBAN ATTACK On 9 October 2012, Malala was shot on her school bus in north western Swat by Taliban gunmen for the "crime" of promoting girls' education In the days immediately following the attack, she remained unconscious and in critical condition, but later her condition improved enough for her to be sent to a hospital in England for intensive rehabilitation
MALALA SURVIVES ASSASSINATION ATTEMPT Malala Yousafzai speaks publicly for the first time since she was shot in the head by Taliban gunmen in October 2012 http://www.guar dian.co.uk/world /video/2013/feb/ 04/malala- yousafzai- interview-taliban- video
DISCUSS Why was education so important to Malala? Would you have done the same thing in her situation? What can we learn from her?