Press Release – Malala Statement

Women’s Integration Network Inc. stands with Malala on Malala Day

Malala Statement – July 14, 2014

In October of 2012, Malala Yousafzai, advocate for the universal right to education for girls, boarded a bus bound for school in Pakistan only to be shot, along with two other girls, by the Taliban.

She has since recovered and continues to be a fierce advocate for the right to education for all.

On her sixteenth birthday, July 12, 2013, Malala delivered her first public speech at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City.

Today, July 14, marks the celebration of Malala Day. Today is a day for all children, all people to raise their voices to be heard.

“I raise my voice not so that I can shout, but so that those without a voice can be heard.” (Malala Yousaf zai)

We stand with Malala.

Together we are saying that we are stronger than the enemies of education. We are stronger than fear, hatred, and poverty.

We believe in the empowerment of women and children. We also believe that one person can evolve as a human being through body, mind, heart, and soul to effect change; that knowledge is power; that with persistence and determination one can overcome all obstacles; that, given consistent support, all people can achieve self-­‐ empowerment; and that daily small actions will and do evolve to create larger change.

“The road to equality is long, but we will succeed if we walk it together.” (Malala Yousafzai)

Join us in raising your voice.

“Persistence and determination will overcome all obstacles. Given consistent support all women can achieve self- empowerment.” (Women’s Integration Network)

To learn more about Malala and Malala Day, check out www.malala.org.