Essay About Malala Yousafzai

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Brave, educational, and smart are three character traits that describe Malala Yousafzai. Many people know that Malala Yousafzai as a girl that was shot by terrorists, but she is so much more. As a well known activist for female education, Malala Yousafzai showed girls without an education that they should stand up for their own rights. Yousafzai inspired women and girls that no one should be able to silence them and their rights. She left a lasting legacy to all girls that you should not be silenced by anyone. The origin of Malala Yousafzai’s call to change start when the Taliban started to get rid of girls’ education and rights. The Taliban, a terrorist group that took control of the Swat Valley, inflicted laws that reduced a woman’s rights to be only half of a man’s and laws that restricted women’s rights. The Taliban and General Zia created rules that were unfair like how girls should not have an education. (Rowell 10, Yousafzai 31) Because of all the protests for women’s rights, the Taliban eventually let girls go to school with many restrictions such as wearing a shiela to cover their entire face. Eventually, the Taliban started to blow up girls’ schools so that they would be unable to go back to school after winter break. The laws that were inflicted by the Taliban, impacted, mainly, women. …show more content…

Yousafzai first started to speak up for her rights when a mafti wanted her father’s school to close. The mafti had tried to close the school because the school allowed girls to go to school and because he considered it “a disgrace to the community”(Yousafzai 90) Malala Yousafzai was afraid that once she spoke out, she would be silenced by the Taliban just like how the mafti had tried to close her father’s school down. Even though Yousafzai was doubting herself, she continued to fight for

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