I attended a free private screening of “He Named Me Malala”, however all thoughts are my own.
According to the National Center for Education Statistics, it was expected that 50.1 million students would enroll in public elementary and secondary education schools. The 25+ million females included in that number are able to do something that girls in many countries only dream of–being educated without risk of persecution.
Why would any government or group refuse a girl the right to receive an education outside of religion teachings? Here is why:
When You Educate a Girl
- You are shaping a world changer
- You are preparing her to be a great leader
- You are encouraging her to have and use her voice
- You are allowing her to see that her mind is powerful and beautiful
- You are helping her to see the world
Thanks to Be Blogalicious and Fox Searchlight I recently attended a private screening for a film that opened my eyes to the unfortunate and disturbing situations females in countries all over the world are experiencing. They are made to believe they have no power, no voice, no significance, and are unworthy of being educated.
He Named Me Malala is a film that documents the devastating events that lead up to and followed a courageous young lady, Malala Yousafzai, standing up for her right and the rights of girls in her country of Mingora, Pakistan to go to school.
Watch the trailer:
Malala is bold and persevered through what would have silenced others. She is choosing to courageously use her voice to be an advocate for women all over the world, regardless of the opposition she faces from her native country, regardless of her age, and certainly regardless of her gender.
When was the last time you stood up for a cause? He Named Me Malala makes you ponder that question and will leave you with the desire to be a world-changer.
Look for He Named Me Malala in theaters October 2015.
Malala.org | #HeNamedMeMalala
Is a girl’s education worth fighting for?