Malala’s Stunning Acceptance Speech for Nobel Peace Prize Is Awe Inspiring

Written by on October 13, 2014 in Inspirational, Peace & Human Rights with 0 Comments

Malala Yousafzai‘s speech in accepting the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize is awe inspiring.  Malala, who  is the youngest ever Nobel Peace Prize recipient, spoke about her human rights work around education and saving the minds of other women under terrorism’s rule.

From her talk:

“You all may know that in Swat Valley there was Talibanization and because of that no girl was allowed to go to school. At that time, I stood up for my rights and I said that I would speak up. I did not wait for someone else. I had really two options: one was not to speak and wait to be killed and the second was to speak up and then be killed. I chose the second one.”

We can all learn to be more courageous from this teen, who spoke up before being shot three times by the Taliban in 2012, when she was only 14 years old.  Malala did not let the horrific event stop her from spreading her message of gender-equal education.

In fact, the attack only strengthened her reserve and made her voice louder and stronger. She turned her experience into a riveting book that has only expanded her cause. It is called, “I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban.

Malala speaks every opportunity she gets, and last year, she also won what many consider to be the most coveted Human Rights Prize of Europe, the “Sakharov”.

Malala shares this year’s Nobel Peace Prize with Kailash Satyarthi, 60, a children’s rights activist from India who has saved 80,000 children from slavery. Satyarthi has headed non-violent protests and demonstrations, focusing on the grave exploitation of children for financial gain and has also contributed to the development of crucial international conventions on children’s rights.

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