International Women’s Day

It is very important to know who you are. To make decisions. To show who you are. [Malala Yousafzai]

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Today we share a quote from Malala Yousafzai, who, as a child, became an advocate for girls’ education in Pakistan, resulting in the Taliban issuing a death threat against her. She was shot in the head by a gunman in 2012. Read more of her story in her autobiography, I Am Malala. She received the Nobel Peace Prize in 2014.

Today is International Women’s Day: a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. Why is IWD important? As shown by Malala’s story, gender equality is not commonplace around the world. Taylor Gordon wrote:

While we look back to remember the wonderful women who came before us during Women’s History Month, on International Women’s Day we need to take a moment to realize that there are still injustices plaguing women all around the world. In fact, the fight for inequality can never be limited to just one day – the fight has to be ongoing. Only then will we see a world where women have the right to divorce, drive, education, equal pay, and to even be born in every country across the globe.

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