Giving Thousands of Girls Around the World a Voice


By using words powerful enough to make the sun rise and set and to cause brilliant moonbeams to illuminate the sky, Malala Yousafzai has brought global awareness to the millions of girls without the privilege to be educated. There is a movie made about this empowering 18 year old advocate for women’s rights and she said in the movie that it was not only about her, but about the over 40 million girls who can’t go to school. The movie is called “He Named Me Malala”.

The movie starts out on a battlefield and showing a mythical girl named Malala. She fills the troops with passion and courage to fight for their cause and against their enemy. While she is giving them hope, she is shot and her life is taken away from her. This is who Malala was named after. Throughout the course of the movie, it is evident that she lives up to her name.

She is the world’s portrait of resilience painted by her experiences. Malala spoke out for girls to have the right to go to school because she truly believes that,”One child, one teacher, one book, and one pen can change the world.” The Taliban has an oppositional view on women’s education though. They were furious that Malala had a different point of view and shot her in the head because of what she believes in.

This movie is a journey of Malala’s strength and how she regained it after the assassination attempt on her. Her story gives hope to the hopeless, strength to the weak, and courage to the fearful. She will inspire you and give you a voice to speak up for what is right. Malala Yousafzai stated,”We realize the importance of light when we see darkness.” “Raise your voice and stand with Malala” (