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Malala Yousafzai addresses United Nations Youth Assembly
Malala Yousafzai, a young woman who was shot in the head by the Taliban last year in Pakistan addressed the United Nations Assembly on her 16th birthday, vowing not to be silenced by terrorists.

In her address Malala said;

Malala Yousafzai calls on governments to provide free education for all

So here I stand... one girl among many.

I speak – not for myself, but for all girls and boys.

I raise up my voice – not so that I can shout, but so that those without a voice can be heard.

Those who have fought for their rights:

Their right to live in peace.

Their right to be treated with dignity.

Their right to equality of opportunity.

Their right to be educated.
"Dear sisters and brothers", said Malala Yousafzai, "I am not against anyone. Neither am I here to speak in terms of personal revenge against the Taliban or any other terrorists group. I am here to speak up for the right of education of every child. I want education for the sons and the daughters of all the extremists especially the Taliban."

"I fully support Mr Ban Ki-moon the Secretary-General in his Global Education First Initiative and the work of the UN Special Envoy Mr Gordon Brown. And I thank them both for the leadership they continue to give. They continue to inspire all of us to action."