|From:||Norma Jeane Y.|
|Sent on:||Friday, October 11, 2013 11:59 PM|
Malala dared to speak out
A year ago, Malala was a 15-year-old schoolgirl in northwest Pakistan thinking about subjects like physics.
On October 9, 2012, the Taliban shot her in the head for advocating for girls’ right to education.
Today she's the survivor of this brutal assassination attempt and an ambassador for the right to access education free from discrimination and violence.
Malala may not have won the Nobel Peace Prize this morning but her courage and determination remain a beacon of hope.
The attack on Malala shows why Amnesty is urgently campaigning for the rights of women and girls. In many cases, it is a matter of life and death.
Please make a donation to Amnesty. Your gift will help stop the cycle of violence against women and promote human rights worldwide.
One in three women will experience violence at some point in her life. Today, the second ever International Day of the Girl, is a day to re-envision a better future for girls everywhere.
When you support Amnesty, you help make sure our human rights campaigners have the resources they need to take effective action in solidarity with young women like Malala.
Together, we can pressure governments to hold perpetrators accountable and advocate for laws and funding that advance women’s and girls’ human rights.
Today is a day to dig in — violence and discrimination against women and girls must be stopped.
Thank you for being a light for all.
Cristina M. Finch
Women's Human Rights Program
Amnesty International USA