From the NBC News article: Malala Yousafzai: Being shot by Taliban made me stronger
“I speak not for myself but for those without voice … 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.”
Her message to world leaders was that they should introduce “free, compulsory education” for all children across the globe.
She said she wanted education for every child, including even the “sons and daughters of the Taliban.”
I am reminded of a book I read about the Middle East, Reading Lolita in Tehran. Although the book took place in Iran, there is that similarity in emphasizing the importance of education, that all people deserve knowledge, and that there is freedom in imagining a better world.