STAND UP for Education for Women All Over the World

October 15, 2012

in happiness., legacy.

Wherever you are, whatever you are doing, if you are a woman who has been given the opportunity to be educated, please choose to Stand Up for Education for Women all over the world. This is not  a new plea, but it has been made more fervent by the attempted killing of a young 14 year old Pakistani girl named Malala, who was literally shot in the head and neck because she believes in – and stands up for – education for herself and young girls like her.

I Am Malala - Right to Education for Women

Here is a small except from an article on CNN:

“Malala spoke to CNN last year about her blog and her brave assertion that girls should go to school.

“I have the right of education,” she said. “I have the right to play. I have the right to sing. I have the right to talk. I have the right to go to market. I have the right to speak up.”

If you agree with that statement, find an organization that you can trust, and donate your time, your money, your expertise, whatever, to improve the lives of young women everywhere and give them the freedom – fearlessly – to get an education.

Here is a place to start:

I AM MALALA – http://educationenvoy.org/

Sneha November 29, 2012 at 6:48 am

Hie Tia,

You have really taken up a cause of concern which everyone must look up.

Women has complete right to education.

I am also a girl from a developing country who see many girls around who are not given the right to eductaion becuase of fiancial crises or because girls cannot go out from home to study.

I am doing my part to help those girls..

Looks good seeing that you are also promotting this cause.

Priyank November 1, 2012 at 2:59 am

I am also agree with your point of view.
Educated people makes a developed society, the education for girls is really very important because a girl has to play roles in her life, like a daughter, wife, mother…
If the girl is not educated, she has to face many inequalities in her life.

Zainil October 22, 2012 at 2:11 pm

After listening to such things, I feel that men are illiterate inspite of being educated.. Hats off to you Tia, that you are promoting such a wonderful cause! :-)

I am sharing the video over CNN & I hope that video spread virally over the globe!

Dubai Living October 22, 2012 at 8:13 am

what happened with Malala is really sad….. I think that slowly but surely Dubai is changing the way people think about these issues. The role of women in the UAE has grown in line with the country’s development. The Supreme Council members have been committed to improving women´s lives since the beginning of the Federation. Dubai´s Ruler Sheikh Mohammed is also renowned for his respect and support of women. In accordance with his directives, the Intelaq project was launched in order to encourage women in governmental departments. So…Things are changing for the good

Bhushan October 22, 2012 at 7:44 am

Hello there,
i became very sad after reading this story.there is not any medicine for this type of disease.senselessness is the main cause of behind this.well great reading is this.i have saved this page to my kindle.
@ Dubai,
if you have this type of info then it can not have reaction against them??
will be…..

Jessie B October 22, 2012 at 2:59 am

I just checked Malala’s site. She was indeed a brave girl who fought for her basic right of education. It’s cruelty of orthodox people that they killed her but her sacrifice will always encourage other girls to fight for their right. RIP Malala.

Steve Green October 21, 2012 at 4:53 pm

Sounds like a very good cause and one worth supporting. In our cleaning business we support training and development for all

Jelena October 21, 2012 at 2:29 pm

It’s really sad that “incidents” like this happen all the time, they just don’t always get as much media attention. I’m just happy the girl is alive and wish the best for her. Takes courage to stand up to these narrow-minded traditions, considering the consequences you sometimes have to face.

Akos Fintor October 19, 2012 at 4:39 pm

Hey Tia,

That’s a pretty sad story. Well, I guess human unconsciousness has no boundaries.

thanks for the share!
Akos

Ankur Gupta October 17, 2012 at 1:54 pm

Yes, everybody has right to education.
It is very sad to see what happened with Malala… Hope, things change.. people change.. and change for good.

vicky October 17, 2012 at 4:58 am

I had no idea that even women in Dubai are treated like this. We have to stand up for the equality of women as they also deserve to have a life of their own. Education is the foremost of it and nobody should be deprived of it just because she is a girl.

Tia Peterson October 21, 2012 at 11:51 am

This actually happened in Pakistan and not Dubai. But I’m really not sure how they are treated in Dubai. I had heard positive things.

Joe Clark October 16, 2012 at 1:51 am

Malala, Amanda Todd and so many women are facing bullies all around the world, the only difference is some bullies are educated but some are not just like Taliban!
But we have to get rid of both types and protect women and giver them equal opportunities in educations and jobs!

Jose Vestani October 15, 2012 at 3:53 pm

Sounds like a very noble cause that more people should be aware of

Dubai October 15, 2012 at 1:27 pm

Sounds like a good cause! I have always said if I make enough money myself one day I will go to such a country like this and do my best to help out, build villages, schools ect…

Went to Saudi Arabia recently on business and they treat girls like s**t! They don’t get much of an education, only one woman in their belief will go to heaven, they can’t drive, not allowed to leave the house ect, ect, ect..

If they did leave the house or drive without permission the husband has the authority to stone them to death or berry them alive!

They also have religious police who can whip ladies who are outside while the mosques are going on during praying time! They get whiped because they are not in the mosque when sposed to be.

Messed up country! Great article! Keep up the good work! Also best of luck with Education Envoys cause!

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