Women of Courage


Petchary's Blog

Happy Supermoon Night. The sky is flooded with white light.

Malala Yousafzai knows fear, but she has overcome it. Malala Yousafzai knows fear, but she has overcome it.

I am also wishing Malala Yousafzai a happy birthday. She is seventeen years old today. Yes, just seventeen. She is in Nigeria, campaigning for those schoolgirls (an estimated 223 teenagers, who were about to take their exams) stolen from their boarding school – and their families – and now reportedly split up into groups scattered through a forested area. Now on Monday it will be exactly three months since they were kidnapped. The #bringbackourgirls hashtag campaign lasted a few weeks; then people moved on to the next global cause. But causes like women’s and girls’ rights never go away. You can’t move on from them. Malala, who was once the center of the world’s attention herself, is refocusing us. Because, no, after all the denials, protests, prevaricating and excuses, the girls…

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2 thoughts on “Women of Courage

  1. petchary says:

    Thanks so much for the reblog, Barbara! I appreciate it! Warmest wishes…

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