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What a remarkable young girl

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OneFootInTheGrave

OneFootInTheGrave Report 12 Jul 2013 15:09

Malala Yousafzai addresses UN

Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani girl who was shot by the Taliban while travelling to school, is making a statement to the UN about the importance of education.

The speech coincides with her 16th birthday, which is being marked by the first all-youth takeover of the UN General Assembly in New York.

AnnCardiff

AnnCardiff Report 12 Jul 2013 17:45

remarkable indeed - and here we have children who bunk off school - makes you wonder doesn't it

eRRolSheep

eRRolSheep Report 12 Jul 2013 17:49

I totally agree. To stand in front of so many people, so many important people, surely makes many of us feel somewhat humble. That girl will receive the Nobel Peace Prize and will deserve it totally.
I was absolutely blown away when I was watching her speak.

BrianW

BrianW Report 12 Jul 2013 18:15

It is sad (not my first choice of wording) that any culture treats half the population as second class citizens and can murder them for trying to learn to read and write.

Mersey

Mersey Report 12 Jul 2013 18:29

An amazing person, with a voice that can be heard all around the world

Lyndi

Lyndi Report 12 Jul 2013 18:31

Just watched her on the news - an amazing young lady.

Jane

Jane Report 12 Jul 2013 18:41

I think that speech will go down in History.This young Lady is just amazing. :-D :-D

ZZzzz

ZZzzz Report 12 Jul 2013 20:13

And the Taliban should see that as a clue as to how they got it wrong by her survival alone.

Guinevere

Guinevere Report 12 Jul 2013 21:14

An inspiration to young women everywhere.

Nolls from Harrogate

Nolls from Harrogate Report 12 Jul 2013 22:09

I think this young lady must be very intelligent and will go far in her chosen career, she is a very brave and amazing girl :-D

Linda

Linda Report 12 Jul 2013 23:43

An amazing young women who I think we will hear a lot of in the future.

LadyScozz

LadyScozz Report 12 Jul 2013 23:57

I googled & found her UN speech. An inspiration to all.

I hope she reaches her goals and has a happy life.



Purple **^*Sparkly*^** Diamond

Purple **^*Sparkly*^** Diamond Report 13 Jul 2013 03:38

She has madea remarkable recovery and I think she will go on to inspire others in many ways and maybe become an important political figure as she gains maturity and experience.

Let's hope she will be left alone to make her mark in the world and do great things and most of all, to find happiness and contentment.

She puts a lot of our young women to shame with her dignity and spirit.

Lizx

OneFootInTheGrave

OneFootInTheGrave Report 13 Jul 2013 08:42

Thank you all for your comments - I listened to her whole speech and like ErrolSheep I to was blown away by what she had to say. I was very impressed how dignified and composed she was and how passionate she was about the right of every child to have a proper education.

Despite what she has endured she was not concerned with herself she was concerned for others. This is a remarkable young girl who has a great future ahead of her and she is an inspiration to all children who are deprived of basic rights.

Dermot

Dermot Report 13 Jul 2013 10:27

I hope she proves to be an inspiration in her new adopted country to the young school skivers here.

Merlin

Merlin Report 13 Jul 2013 13:42

Really great to see her like that regardless of the Taliban ,May she go from Strength to Strength far into the future. also let us not Forget the Brilliance of the Surgeons who have enabled her to do so. **M**.