Activist artist Michael Thompson aka Freestylee-Artist Without Borders, willing to support this amazingly fearless girl, Malālah Yūsafzay, designed this awesome poster/portrait below.
United Nations: With the world commemorating November 10 as ‘Malala Day’ in honour of Pakistani child activist Malala Yousafzai, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon extended his support to the young girl and her fight for education, describing her as the “global symbol” of every girl’s right to an education.
Our prayers are with her!
Please read her story below and share! Thank you!
Malālah Yūsafzay, born 12 July 1997) is a school student and education activist from the town of Mingora in the Swat District of Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. She is known for her education and women’s rights activism in the Swat Valley, where the Taliban has at times banned girls from attending school. In early 2009, at the age of 11/12, Yousafzai wrote a blog under a pseudonym for the BBC detailing her life under Taliban rule, their attempts to take control of the valley, and her views on promoting education for girls. The following summer, a New York Times documentary was filmed about her life as the Pakistani military intervened in the region, culminating in the Second Battle of Swat. Yousafzai began to rise in prominence, giving interviews in print and on television and taking a position as chairperson of the District Child Assembly Swat. She has since been nominated for the International Children’s Peace Prize by Desmond Tutu and has won Pakistan’s first National Youth Peace Prize.
On 9 October 2012, Yousafzai was shot in the head and neck in an assassination attempt by Taliban gunmen while returning home on a school bus. In the days immediately following the attack, she remained unconscious and in critical condition, but later her condition improved enough for her to be sent to a hospital in the United Kingdom for intensive rehabilitation. On 12 October, a group of 50 Islamic clerics in Pakistan issued a fatwā against those who tried to kill her, but the Taliban reiterated its intent to kill Yousafzai and her father, Ziauddin.
Is the poster available for purchase? I am about to launch a Gender Studies course at the high school where I teach; would love to have this in my classroom!
Yes it is. You can see more on the website: http://freestylee.net/malala-yousufzai-i-am-afraid-of-no-one
Wow that is truly an amazing poster! was thinking of designing something similar to put up in Melbourne in light with next month’s Afghanistan’s Women’s Rights movement Amnesty International is conducting..
Thank you Thachna. Michael’s work is amazing. Please send us your Malala artwork when you finish it.