“I Am Malala” Music Video, Along With “Malala Day” Just Another Slap In Taliban’s Face

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Back on October 9, 2012 Malala Yousafzai, a 15 year old school girl was shot in the head by the Taliban for advocating girls’ education. her story was heard around the world, and she was flown with her family to England where she was treated by doctors and plastic surgeons. That whole ordeal did not deter her one bit from her mission to make more young girls aware of the importance of education.

Fast forward to 2013, and the United Nations declared July 12, the day of Malala’s 16th birthday, as “Malala Day” and invited her to speak to the assembly. Wow! See what happens when you don’t give up on something that is important?

In her speech, Yousafzai spoke about the importance of education and its close tie to human rights. “I raise up my voice — not so that I can shout, but so that those without a voice can be heard,” she said.

But it hasn’t stopped there, as her father Ziauddin has recognized how the bravery of his young daughter continues to inspire countless people around the world. He teamed up with a Grammy Award Winning producer to make a music video and track called ‘I am Malala” featuring 3 up and coming artists. The lyrics talk about how important Malala’s work is and the struggles girls face today.

they say the harder the culture, they say the harder the girl
i say the smarter the girl, then the stronger our world

Here is the video:

To watch Malala’s full speech at the UN, see below. It is so inspiring and powerful to see this young ordinary girl fighting for millions of girls around the world and talking courageously when she could easily cower and hide. That that Taliban! Can’t hold us down.

We love that she tells the UN, and essentially the world, that she is not there to speak against the Taliban or to talk about revenge, but to speak up about the right for every child to have an education.

Malala points out that being shot in the head didn’t make her weak or afraid, but in fact that incident made her more powerful, strong and courageous.  Go Malala! We are excited to see and hear more of what she will do on her crusade as well as the massive impact she will continue to have around the world.

The music video and proceeds from the song’s iTunes sales will benefit the Malala Fund, an independent non-governmental organization that will advocate for the empowerment and education of girls everywhere.

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