Women's History Month Highlight - Malala Yousafzai

Women's History Month Highlight  - Malala Yousafzai

Happy Women's History Month! We are celebrating phenomenal women this month by showcasing their amazing stories to help spread their message. Our first highlight is Malala Yousafzai.  

Malala has been an inspiration to the world for the past decade. Her name echoes across the globe because of her tenacity to challenge tyrannical views intended to limit the education of young girls in Pakistan.   

Malala Yousafzai, put her life in danger to vehemently protest misogynistic education laws, made history in 2014 by becoming the youngest winner of the Noble Peace Prize.

Yousafzai was shot by the Taliban on her route to school on October 9, 2012, when she was 15 years old. She managed to survive the attack despite being hit in the head and shoulder.

Yousafzai's existence was greatly impacted by the chaotic sociopolitical environment in Swat Valley, which also inspired her activism. The Taliban took over the region in 2007 and imposed strict laws on its female inhabitants. Women were prohibited from dancing, enjoying music, viewing TV, and going to school. Yousafzai was unwilling to comply with these changes which began her activism journey.

Stories like Malala's inspire us to continue with our mission as a company. Education for a girl child is critical. It empowers them to innovate and make a better tomorrow. This is why we donate a percentage of our profits to organizations that provide menstrual resources to school aged girls so biology is never a reason for them to miss out on an education 

There's no better person to tell her story than Malala. To learn more about her journey and what inspired her, visit the Malala Fund website by clicking  HERE



Stay tuned for more inspirational stories!