"When the whole world is silent, even one voice becomes powerful.” ~Malala Yousafzai
Malala's story crushed the world's perception of the gender inequality of education in many countries around the world. After the Taliban tried to kill her as a 15 year old and because of her activism for education rights in Pakistan, after her family's forced exile to England to protect her from continued murder attempts, after she was named the youngest-ever recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, and after establishing the Malala Fund to ensure that all girls have the right to have 12 years of safe, free, and quality education, Malala is still fighting for a world where all girls can learn and lead.
"Why are more than 130 million girls out of school? Threats to girls’ education — like poverty, war and gender discrimination — differ between countries and communities." Child labor, early marriage, conflict, cost, gender bias, health, natural disasters, and poor quality of education programs are among the various threats that over 130 million girls face in numerous countries globally.
Learn more about Malala's story and her work by adding one of our books about her life for children, youth, and adults to this hand-felted ornament from our Kyrgyzstani artisan partners at Silk Road Bazaar. By purchasing one of the ornaments, you are empowering the women who use traditional felting methods and all-natural wool to create these beautiful products to support their families and communities. Offering fair wages, dignified work, education opportunities, and sustainable employment, you are helping to further Malala's vision of a better world for women and girls.
“I truly believe the only way we can create global peace is through not only educating our minds, but our hearts and our souls.” ~Malala Yousafzai
Malala Yousafzai Felted Ornament
Add a book about Malala to learn more about her life and the incredible work she has done to further education for girls and young women around the world!
I Am Malala: How One Girl Stood Up for Education and Changed the World (Young Readers Edition) (for 10+ year olds)
Malala: My Story of Standing Up for Girls' Rights (for 6-10 year olds)
We Are Displaced: My Journey and Stories from Refugee Girls Around the World (by Malala Yousafzai)
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