There is no greater need in a daughter’s childhood as strong as the need for a father’s protection. I am lucky to be born to a father who is a step behind me always and has backed me in my decisions. Malala is special and lucky to have a courageous father who backed her when his country opposed such gestures!
‘I am Malala’ is next on my reading list!
There are great men living among us, but sometimes it take an epic event for their presence to be known outside their limited geography.
Rarely do men take the lead in fighting for women’s rights. But I have just read about a man who has been fighting for women’s rights for his entire life. That man’s name is Ziauddin Yousafzai. Ziauddin is the Pakistani father of the very famous Malala Yousafzai, his daughter, and the courageous young woman who stood up for the education of girls in Pakistan. As a result, Malala was shot in the head by a member of the Taliban.
As you might have guessed, I just read “I AM MALALA.” It’s an outstanding book that I recommend to everyone. There is no more worthy book being sold today.
Malala is an exceptionally brave young woman. But, her father was more brave. There could have been no Malala without Ziauddin, a man…
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