Originally posted on Dani Lynn:

Malala Yousufzai

A Story of Uncompromising Courage

As many of you may be aware, girls are forbidden to attend school by the Taliban in Afghanistan and other places around the world.

Despite Deadly Risks, Afghan Girls Take Brave First Step

by Allie Torgan, CNN, updated 11:15 AM EDT, Wed September 26, 2012

“The life of a schoolgirl in Afghanistan is a far cry from reading, writing and arithmetic. Some girls have been maimed by acid attacks. Others have had their drinking water poisoned or been targeted by bombers who think females should be forbidden from school — as they were during the Taliban’s rule.”

A courageous young girl in Pakistan, Malala Yousufzai, who continued to attend school, bravely stood up to the Taliban and spoke out publicly to draw attention to the issue.

14 Year Old Girl Wins Pakistan’s First Peace Prize

by Nasir Habib, CNN, updated 12:07 PM EST…

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5 thoughts on “

  1. Thanks again for the reblog. It is a powerful story!

  2. totsymae1011 says:

    Wow…I can’t imagine…I was in Saudi and the ladies there loved the priviledge of going to university. Sad that the women in Afghanistan are risking their lives to read books in a public setting to better themselves. That’s depressing but I do suspect they will win the fight.

    • barbaramattio says:

      It is depressing but their courage and determination is inspiring for all women everywhere. You did a wonderful thing sharing this story. Hugs, Barbara

  3. tersiaburger says:

    I have spent a lot of time in Afghanistan. It is truly a sad country. With America withdrawing their troops I cringe to think what will happen to the children. The Taliban will be back stronger than ever and women and children will have to go back to the terrible restrictions and suppression of earlier. I believe Afghanistan is the saddest country in the world. I think I should blog about my experiences there.

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