Argumentative Essay On I Am Malala

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For a long time, girls have been denied the right to obtain an education as well as being forced to drop out of school. In many countries, they are forced into slavery (e.g. bonded labor, and human trafficking), and marriage. According to UNFPA, 14 million girls under 18 will be married this year; 38 thousand today; 13 girls in the last 30 seconds. By marrying too young, these girls increase their chances of becoming pregnant when their bodies are not fully developed. As stated by the World Health Organization, the #1 cause of death for girls 15-19 is childbirth. For the majority, these girls want to go to school but they are forced to do the opposite. This growing concern about girls’ education has caused many people to speak out on the issue.…show more content…
In the book I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban, Malala states, “I don’t want to be thought of as the “girl who was shot by the Taliban” but the “girl who fought for education.” This is the cause to which I want to devote my life.” Ever since Malala was young, she had always yearned to learn. Unlike most male figures in the country, her father always pushed for girls’ to receive an education. Growing up, Malala was taught about the importance of education from her father. When she saw girls not attending school, it sadden her. She was one of the fortunate ones to be able attend school and have her a male figure’s support. As time went on, she developed the same passion that runs through her father’s veins. She was immensely passionate about girls’ education that she even risked her life for the cause. Similarly, I also value my education. Growing up, my parents also taught me the importance of education. Every day, they would remind me to do well in school. During middle school, I had wanted to become a teacher because I enjoyed helping kids achieve greatness through education. I would even play teacher with my little
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