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.
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/