Last year, when Malala Yousafzai was nominated for the Noble Prize at the age of 16, I felt conflicted. She’s so young, what will she do with her uninvited fame? There are many worthy candidates and issues. She is the youngest person ever nominated and the first girl.
This year, when she receives her second nomination, there is no doubt in my mind who the winner should be. Malala’s plight has brought attention to an issue that greatly affects so many, but is not embraced by all. While there are numerous people working hard to advocate for girls education globally, there are many governments that do not embrace these efforts and therefore, their girls remain uninformed and unqualified to take on life’s demands.
And it will remain that way until it becomes unacceptable to remain complicit any longer. And it’s a leader like Malala who is making it hard for these governments to ignore the issue any longer.
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