Tag Archives: Education

Malala’s Bravery

15 Oct

Malala is incredibly brave for risking her life to fight for women’s education. While the violence against Malala is hard for us to imagine, we do not have to go far back in America’s history to find similar violence over the same issue. Only about 50 years ago, our country saw black men and women trying to get an equal education who were met by violence. While the government made a law to desegregate the schools, they let the states figure out how to enforce it. They did little to ensure that blacks were safe in school or allowed into the building. It took years after the law was passed for any progress to be made. I feel that it is a similar situation in the Middle East. Pakistan’s government condemned the attack, but is that really going to bring safety to Malala, her family, or other girls attempting to go to school in the conservative region of Swat Valley? I hope that Malala and others will continue this fight to make sure everyone in the whole world can get an equal education.

Malala Yousafzai

12 Oct

I was impressed by her courage and perseveranceI think this article is indicative of a larger trend going on in the Arab community. Civil uprisings have been occurring more often in the past 5 years, and I think over the next 20 years we will see theocratic governments of these nations begin to change their tactics with the new generation. Along with efforts like those of Greg Mortenson, education is the catalyst to advances in society.Image

The U.S. Helping Women Around the World Get Out of Poverty

14 Sep

Someone had a previous post about poverty and I agree that it is a significant problem for women around the world. I also comment on that previous post explaining that a lack of education is a big contributing factor to female poverty. This video shows how the USAID is helping women get out of poverty across the world. The woman in this video has no formal education and struggled to make ends meat. With the help of the USAID, she was able to get training to help her start a business and improve her socioeconomic status. However, some U.S. politicians question whether we should be spending this money on these types of foreign aid. What do you think? Do you think that we should be spending this money on programs within the U.S.?

Here is a link for the video.

http://youtu.be/I9NPblHQzOg