“Let us empower ourselves with the weapon of knowledge”

Malala Yousafzai, whom the Taliban tried to kill for her support of the right of all to be educated, addressed the United Nations on her 16th birthday, reflecting on faith, education, extremism, and women’s rights.

A report released to coincide with the U.N.-declared Malala Day shows that many children are still without an education: 28.5 million of primary school age. A PDF of the report is here.

How do you stand up for the right to be educated and treated with dignity? Do you do it with peace and love? Or are you still working to learn that lesson?

Edited Sept. 1, 2013 with a new video link after the former link failed.

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