Malala Yousafzai returns to Pakistan after five years #WATWB

#WATWB Malala returns to Pakistan for the first time in five years

On the last Friday of each month, We Are the World Blogfest invites bloggers to join together in promoting positive news. If you would like to join in, please check out the rules and links below.

“There are many an oasis of love and light out there, stories that show compassion and the resilience of the human spirit. Sharing these stories increases our awareness of hope in our increasingly dark world.”

This month I am pleased to share the next chapter of Malala Yousafzai’s inspiring story.

Malala fled Pakistan in 2012 after being shot in the face by Taliban militants for promoting education for girls. In 2014 she was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. At the end of last month, five years after the attack, she returned to visit her home in Pakistan.

Click to read the report published by the BBC.

I read about it first on the Facebook page of A Mighty Girl,

and watched it here:

I admire Malala for her strength and the determination of her voice in campaigning for education for all. I particularly applaud these two quotes by Malala:

“One child, one teacher, one book, one pen can change the world.”

“When the whole world is silent, even one voice becomes powerful.”

Here are the guidelines for #WATWB:

1. Keep your post to Below 500 words, as much as possible.

2. Link to a human news story on your blog, one that shows love, humanity, and brotherhood. Paste in an excerpt and tell us why it touched you. The Link is important, because it actually makes us look through news to find the positive ones to post.

3. No story is too big or small, as long as it Goes Beyond religion and politics, into the core of humanity.

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  1. Help us spread the word on social media. Feel free to tweet, share using the #WATWB hashtag to help us trend!

Tweets, Facebook shares, Pins, Instagram, G+ shares using the #WATWB hashtag through the month most welcome. We’ll try and follow and share all those who post on the #WATWB hashtag, and we encourage you to do the same.

The co-hosts for this month are:  :  Shilpa Garg, Dan Antion, Simon Falk, Michelle Wallace , Mary Giese.

Please pop over to their blogs to read their stories, comment and share.

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Thank you for reading. I appreciate your comments. Please share your thoughts.


23 thoughts on “#WATWB Malala returns to Pakistan for the first time in five years

  1. hilarymb

    Hi Norah – Malala has certainly inspired many and long may she do so … I feel her life will be important for many a year – she has such a positive outlook – and her thoughts are so simple … one voice is a voice; a pen, a book, a teacher and a child can move us all to help change the world … lovely – cheers Hilary

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  2. dgkaye

    Everything about that girl is inspiring. I’d read awhile ago she was going back home. I was so worried for her life. I can’t even imagine how much guts it took for her to go back. Praise for Malala. 🙂

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    1. Norah Post author

      Thank you for reading and commenting, Michelle. I have a couple of Malala’s books. I agree – her story is not yet finished. We still have much to learn from her.


  3. Adam Hill

    Hi Norah,

    Thank you for sharing this. Malala is indeed an inspiration and a force of immense good in the world. Also, thank you for sharing details about #WATWB. I followed your link and I have signed up. I love this idea!



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    1. Norah Post author

      Hi Adam. I’m pleased you enjoyed the post about Malala, and am excited that you have signed up to #WATWB. I look forward to your contribution next month.

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