To: John Bradley
From: Eman Shahid
Date: 30th January 2020
Subject: Malala Yousufzias 2013 speech to the UN general assembly
This report is to state that Malala Yousufzia, on July 2013, delivered a speech to the United Nations general assembly in New York discussing her experience with the Taliban and further expanding upon her future life in accordance with the previously stated experience. Within her speech she stated her obvious views, as well as her momentary occupation as a child rights activist which will be further elaborated upon in the coming paragraphs.
Following is the background of Malala Yousufzia:
- She was born in a small village in Khyber Pakhtoon Khwa into a below average class family of four. She grew up in an area where education was scarce, I believe the addressee is aware of the social conditions of small communities hovering above the poverty line and how boys are favored within these households as well as he fact that factory work income is preferred over education and schooling. Tis view enabled malala to recognize and solidify her morals from an early age.
- The threat of the Taliban was looming over her country since early 2007, and in 2012 they started active persecution and opposition against her fellow Pakistanis.
- During 2012, when Malala Yousufzia was boarding a bus, the vehicle was raided by a subsector of the Taliban. There she was shot in the head. She was then rushed to a hospital in London for immediate treatment as treatment in her home country –Pakistan- had failed to show results. She addresses his event in her 2013speech as she states “strength, power, and courage was born.”
Her objectives had been made clear in her speech as she had elaborated upon the following:
- Malala was an enthusiastic activist in women’s education as where she lived education had been scarce.it is important that the addressee be aware that education for girls in that area was only permitted till the age of 8. She had stated in her speech “we want schools and education for every child’s bright future”. The addressee must be aware about the fact that her devotion to the cause extended not only to her immediate surroundings- but she believed that education should be available for “the sons and daughters of the Taliban and the terrorists and the extremists”
- Hand in hand with education, Malala also contributed to children’s rights through her preachment of children’s and girl’s education. The idolized society of her youth believed that a child’s only purpose in life was to work and support his immediate family and to not pursue something after that. Malala believed that those children should be given a valid choice and not be deprived of their basic human right. To further this point she states in her speech, “education is the only solution”.
These objectives have been met with unwavering support from the international community who have helped her to achieve strides for her cause. Naturally, the abundance of schools and hospitals are concentrated in her home country of Pakistan. She has also made efforts to expand her journey for rights and education to the US and UK, as well as to neighboring states of Iran and Afghanistan which lie adjacent to Pakistan. Some projects that she has helped to develop\make\fund are:
- The Yousufzia hospital in northern Pakistan, with a twin hospital located in the UK, London.
- The ‘MYE’ (Malala Yousufzias educational institute) in Khyber Pakhtoon khwa.
- She has funded many madrassas across Pakistan to expand their curriculum and reach.
Malala Yousufzia is also investing in future efforts held by mainly the united nations health organization including an international center specifically allocated to sufferers of war torn states and abuse.
The addressee is suggested to attentively read over the contents of this report for a greater and more through understanding of Malala Yousufzias 2013 speech. It is hoped that the addressee finds the above information relevant and useful and uses it to further the cause at hand.