I very rarely re-blog and you may have already seen this post but if not please read it, it’s so very important.

Woman Unveiled إِمْرَأَةْ تَنْكَشِفْ

Nelson Mandela once said that “it is through education that the daughter of a peasant can become a doctor.” Her Majesty Queen Rania told us that by educating a girl we educate a family, and work towards the future. There are hundreds of men and women around the world devoting all of their time and effort to improving the lives of girls, because they see it as the best investment in a sustainable future. I couldn’t agree with them more. Progress in the past few decades has been impressive,

Today marks the first International Day of the Girl. As many of my readers have probably noticed I am always interested in covering gender-related issues. This is a day for all girls, but on this day I would like to highlight the heroism of a girl who almost lost her life working for this cause at the tender age of 14.

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  1. I read about this girl the other day. Her bravery is astounding. The attack on her is something I struggle to understand. Is it based in fear for what women might achieve? I was just watching a short video inspired by Dr King’s “I have a dream..” speech. I should like to add something about not being judged by gender to it.

  2. I heard and saw news reports on this brave little girl. My heart and prayers go out to her and her parents, friends and community. I hope her voice and this incident wake up her country to basic human rights. I also pray that those responsible will be found and punished. Thanks for sharing.


  3. What an awful situation, and thank you for reblogging it, Gilly. There was a photo in the Philadelphia Inquirer this morning of Pakistani women rallying and praying for Malala – I was impressed by their courage.

  4. yes thanks for sharing gilly, i did not know about international day of the girl, although i have heard the story of this young heroine … may she recover fully and continue to bring light to an area cloaked in darkness and fear …. the extremists know that educated women will move their families and villages away from such violence and superstition

  5. I read about this. It’s amazing how low the Taliban would stoop to bully people far more helpless and living peaceful lives, by harming girls like Malala. Women as a whole have been treated poorly in Pakistan and its neighbors. But this is something else.

  6. Malala’s almost tragic story is the story of our failure as a people entrusted with all the wisdom and resources in the world who have miserably failed. It is a story of a society with misplaced priorities and warped ideologies. MY prayers are with her.

  7. I pray for her recovery and for all women oppressed in other countries to have a voice and have equal rights for freedom and dignity. I heard the news yesterday and I was shocked. Only evil, souless men can do what they did. She was just a little girl with a pure hope for a better world for her and her fellowmen. May her story inspire as all to join hands in making sure this does not happen again.

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