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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;
"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
|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."