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Happy Birthday #Malala! We will not accept a world where decisions about our future are made in rooms girls cannot enter.

What does a Nobel Laureate do for her 19th birthday? Visit a refugee camp, of course… Here is an excerpt from her speech, a call for leadership from girls, and a celebration of that leadership role: “Yes, all girls—girls here in this camp and girls who return home. Girls who fear violence in their classroom […]

Many Malalas: Muzoon Almellehan, Syrian Activist for Girl’s Education

Malala Yousafzai, the Nobel Prize winning education activist who survived an assassination attempt and has become a world-wide icon for democracy, is only one of many young leaders fighting for girls’ right to learn. Muzoon Almellahan, a Syrian refugee since 2015, is fighting the same fight from Newcastle, England. Muzoon has been dubbed “the Syrian […]

Malala Yousafzai: “When a Girl Is Not Aware of Her Rights, She Loses Her Identity”

Sometimes, leadership is speaking truth about the importance of being counted, especially when you represent millions of girls who lack fundamental rights. Here are MalalaYousafzai’s inspiring words, from an interview in the Guardian, Children’s section. “How important do you feel it is that young people are allowed to follow their own paths and make their […]

Malala Yousafzai inspires girls everywhere: “Although I only have one voice, I can make it a strong one.”

Today’s blog is about a new leader being born, inspired by role model, Malala Yousafzai. Rachel Peters is the fifth grade’s first-place winner in the 2014 Art Raab Memorial Essay Competition. Peters attends Larson Elementary, where her teacher is Mrs. Shlader. Students wrote on the theme: “Take a world event and talk about how Dr. […]

Update: Malala Yousafzai “The Girl’s Hero:” The Ironic Gift of Glamour Magazine’s Woman of the Year Award

Malala Yousafzai has achieved a new status in her role as global figurehead, activist celebrity and teen leader as Glamour Magazine’s Woman of the Year. It’s a tribute to the editors, who see the value of her work and the need to support her. And it’s also a somewhat puzzling irony — the young activist […]

Declaration and Call to Action on Women and Leadership (ILA)

From the ILA Global Women and Leadership Conference, this new report, a Declaration and Call to Action on Women and Leadership: “Overwhelming evidence confirms that gender inequality exists in many different areas, and that women are not encouraged to think of themselves as leaders. This limiting environment begins in childhood and continues through adulthood. Girls […]

Update: Malala Yousafzai, and her upcoming book, “I am Malala”

Malala Yousafzai, education activist and survivor of a terrorist attack, will publish a book about her life, for a reported 2 million pounds. In the Guardian article, Yousafzai says, “”I hope this book will reach people around the world, so they realise how difficult it is for some children to get access to education. I […]

#GIRLWITHABOOK

Originally posted on LENA SHAREEF:
Last Monday, my friend Olivia and I decided to launch this idea called #GIRLWITHABOOK. At the time we were venting to each other about how horrified and utterly disgusted we were by the Taliban’s sick attempt at killing Malala Yousafzai on her school bus, and we wanted to do something…