GIRLWITHABOOK: I Stand with Malala!!


Hello dolls!! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend :) Today I wanted to share an important international campaign with you...many of you will know who Malala is...her image and words have been all over the news for a while now...she is a young girl who was on her way home from school when Taliban gunmen stopped her school bus, asked for her by name and then shot her in the head and neck along with two of her classmates. They wanted to silence her campaign for girls' rights to go to school. In 2009, she began (at 11 years old) blogging for BBC Urdu about her struggle to receive an education in the Taliban controlled Swat Valley of Pakistan. She was nominated for the International Children's Peace award in 2011 and was awarded Pakistan's first National Youth Peace Prize in December 2011; She is also the youngest person to be nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize. She's an incredible girl, just listening to her in interviews in humbling. 

Girlwithabook's goal is to collect pictures from Malala's and global education's supporters from the entire world to speak up about the right for everyone to have an education. These photos will be collected and put together in a book with the proceeds being used to purchase books for schools in Pakistan. 
My friend Monika...who is also an avid book reader & understand the importance of education shared this fantastic cause with me and I knew straight away that I had to join in and share it with all of you!! The want and need to learn and discover new things has been so great in me since a child. Growing up on what was considered the 'wrong side of the tracks' people constantly told me that education was pointless for someone like me...but I couldn't listen to them, I hid big books in my bag and found hiding places to sit and read...you can go to a thousand places with just one book. The gift of learning instilled in me that if I wanted something, I could work hard for it & achieve it. 

So many people - especially girls, far and wide are denied the joy of books and education and we need to stand up and give them something better. Because I know if I hadn't had the joy of reading, learning and going to school to grasp onto...only God knows where I'd be..maybe not here at all. 
According to UN reports, there are now 57 million kids out of school, 5 million live in Pakistan. More than 3 million of them are girls. It is our fundamental right as females to get an education and learn. I hope that some of you will stand with us too, in the hope that one day all girls & women every where will have the education and safety they deserve through equal rights. We need to be the change we wish to see & not let our voices be silenced!! I completely love her & her courage...she is a wonder woman indeed!

I wish you all a wonderful start to the week
Loves & Loves
xo

If you wish to know more or send in a photo, see here: GIRLWITHABOOK Campaign (Polish Edition)















86 comments

  1. What a great cause. The girl has the wisdom and strength of someone far more older than her age. I will gladly love to take part in this. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Thank you for taking part doll, am so pleased :)) My pleasure in sharing!! xx

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  2. I will join this for sure. I'm so happy that Malala survived the attack, but it angers me that there are so many kids who are not allowed to have their education. Malala deserves her prize.

    Have a great week Doll xxx

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    1. Thank you for joining doll, I appreciate it :) I am glad too, she is very determined and a wonderful girl. So much wisdom. It angers me as well...everyone deserves education!! Have a great week too xxx

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  3. Babe the first pic is too much pretty *-* I love it!
    As always your quotes are source of inspo for me, I love every single one <3
    Thanks for sharing them!
    Xxx

    Carolina

    www.theworldc.com

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    1. Thank you doll!! <3 I hope you have a great week Xxx

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  4. She is so young and already such a force! Great post.
    Simona
    ON/OFF DUTY STYLE

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  5. OMG! I really did not know who she was...cant believe what happened to her!
    xoxo

    Novelstyle

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    1. It is very sad...and even sadder that a lot of girls/women deal with this every day!! xoxox

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  6. Wow, that's amazing! I love that you're taking part in this project. It's so sad what happened. I had heard about her story but I'm glad you introduced us to the Facebook page. It's so well curated! xx

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    1. Thanks doll! It's just a horrid thing that we shouldn't have to be dealing with in this time of day...but we need to keep on fighting to make it right!! xx

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  7. This is such an inspiring post. Thank you!

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    1. Ahh..no need to thank me, it's my pleasure x

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  8. What a great campaign, she's such an inspiration and it's shocking that parts of the world still believe that girls shouldn't receive an education or aren't as "valuable" as boys. It's the 21st century!!! Great post and an important cause. Thanks for sharing this. Have a lovely start to the week xo

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    1. It is shocking & its even more shocking that more governments and people don't do something more about these things!! We should have much more equality than we do. I hope you have a great start to the week too xo

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  9. She truly provides such strength, conviction, and vision for such a young lady. This is a great project and should continue to serve as an inspiration for many children worldwide!

    xoxo,
    Chic 'n Cheap Living

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    1. I agree doll!! I hope you have a great week xoxo

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  10. Hi Kizzy! Hope you had a lovely and restful weekend! Kudos to you, I totally agree and share each words you share. I admire her, she is sooo young and yet so fantastic, with a magnetic and inspiring strength. I didnt know about this campaign, is really great and you just look fab in that pic. Im sorry for what you said about u, I think books and the learning have a huge power, not only to changes minds and mentality but also to change the world and the things around. Your words are inspiring too. Have a nice day and a wonderful week ahead dear, kisses and hugs! xo

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    1. Hi Lilli!! My weekend was lovely, thank you. I hope your's was as well!! I'm glad you know her too. And I'm happy that I was able to share this campaign with you!! Books and learning indeed have a lot of power & everyone no matter girl or boy deserves to be able to have that power. Have a lovely day and week to come my lovely!! kisses and hugs xo

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  11. She is an inspiration to all, she is so young but has touched the hearts of many!
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  12. Wonderful, wonderful post! And o, how I love that verse from the book of Joshua; it is so apt here, and in every sphere of life. In full it reads: Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.

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    1. Yes, I know this verse, it's a great one!! I hope you have a wonderful week xx

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  13. Malala amazes and inspires me! At such a young age too! Thank you for the information on this important campaign. It is so sad to see that girls and women are still oppressed in many countries. The photos and quotes here are fantastic.

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    1. Me too :) Such a fantastic girl!! You're welcome :)) We must do all we can to make sure girls all over the world can grow up in equality!! xx

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  14. Hi Kizzy, hope you are doing well now! The first pic with that book is so pretty! Malala is an inspiration to all, she is so young but has touched the hearts of many! She had done an amazing job not just for Pakistan but also for every girl in this world.It's really really sad that parts of the world still believe that girls shouldn't receive an education or aren't as "valuable" as boys. In India, we hear so many incident where girls and women are oppressed by their families. I totally agree and share each words you share. Happy Monday my dear! Many kisses and hugs <3

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    1. I am better, thank you, just a little cough left :) Yes, there is still so much we need to do for women and girls around the world!! Happy Monday my sweet, I hope you have a gorgeous week :) kisses and hugs <3

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  15. Wow great post, dear friend!!!
    Have a good week!! and my g+ for you!!!:)))

    Besos, desde España, Marcela♥

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    1. gracias...wish you a wonderful week too!! besos <3

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  16. Malala is such an inspiration. Wonderful campaign to support! Great post dear! x/Madison :-)

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  17. I've heard about Malala and her story and found her to be such an inspiration! I have watched a couple of interviews with her and I am absolutely amazed by the power of her spirit, her grace and her intelligence. Thank you for showing us this initiative, I hope I will be able to join in too.

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    1. My pleasure...she is a fantastic young lady!! I hope you will be able to join in too :)) x

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  18. You are such a beautiful person Kizzy & an inspiration to us all. I love this idea. I will check into it further as I totally believe girls & women should be allowed an education. And as for Malala, I agree. She IS a wonder woman. Thank you for sharing this. Much affection....

    Debra@stylewisebydebra.com

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    1. Ahh..thank you, so kind...am just trying to do my part like all of us should. There is much that needs to be done & we must take control if we wish to see it happen :)) Much love to you too doll xx

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  19. What an awesome campaign Kizzy! I'm so glad you showcased this. Everyone should participate. There are STILL so many girls that are not allowed to go to school, read etc. It's so sad! We need to keep this at the forefront, until it is resolved. Awesome awareness!
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    1. Thanks doll...I agree...we are not equal yet because ALL women everywhere are not equal and we need to do something about it and not just let others try and do it. :))

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  20. Hello dear Kizzy!
    I didnt know about that girl and her story, its seems to me so great!
    I am very curious respecto these thems and also feeling sad about all that things that happened in ouw "developed" centuary. I am not rasist but I considerate that Islam is very cruel religion for humanity and maybe we need more time and more girls like this to change something!!! Very nice post doll
    I wish happy start os week :)

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  21. she's so inspiring, a really women icon and we all have to follow and support her!!
    kisses Doll!!

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  22. I saw an interview with Malala on the Daily Show a bit ago and it was so great. She is too awesome and I want us all to support her cause!

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  23. Great post!

    x Lori
    http://fabeau-trends.blogspot.com

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  24. What a powerful and worthwhile campaign! Malala deserves all the support in the world for everything she stands for.

    Have wonderful week Kizzy!
    Rowena @ rolala loves

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  25. I think it takes such courage to stand out like she did, especially in her situation. I'm glad that we have
    such inspiring people in this world. I recently saw an interview with her on dutch television, she really has
    some beautiful goals. I hope can give all these girls hope and that they will have equal chances and rights soon! <3

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  26. Oh goodness.. such bravery. Thank you for sharing this Kizzy and will gladly support the cause ..

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  27. great post dear !! She is such a brave girl . i totally admire her .
    have a nice week dear ! xx
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  28. Hi Kizzy! I read about Malala read Kim's blog, I find a courageous and admirable girl, hope this campaign more success, wish you have a great week!

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  29. This is such a beautiful cause, very very inspiring!

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  30. You touched my soul, dear friend.
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  31. Thanks for sharing. I had no idea. I admire her and this is a wonderful campaign. I would love to join :)

    xx Mira

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  32. great words and pics!
    happy day!

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  33. Young girls with big brains (and hearts) are the biggest threat to society. So I fully understand why the Talibans felt they had to eliminate Malala - and a few of her friends for safety's sake... *Sigh*... It's things like this that give me a really annoying inner feeling of helpless desperation over how stupid human beings can be... I just want to take the man (it was probably a man...) who gave the orders to shoot this girl, and literally KNOCK some sense into him! HOW can people be so GOD DAMN STUPID?!!! Excuse the outburst... One thing I'm not so good dealing with is human stupidity - when pretty much anyone can see what someone is doing is completely wrong, but this one person still goes through with it. At least when it comes to big things like killing little girls for being too smart... What if we payed the Talibans a visit, during the night, when everyone were sleeping, and changed all the ammo in their guns to glitter instead. And then when they started to shoot - PRETTY!!! I thing that would change history! :) <3 <3 <3

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  34. her story is so inspiring and i can't wait to read her book! reading is something i think we sometimes take for granted and it's still puzzling to me that something so important is not easily accessible to all. and for the record ... you make quite the stunning bookworm! thanks kizzy for sharing such an amazing girl and inspiring us all to get involved whenever we can to bring change (even if it's just a little) to the world. x

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  35. Hello Lizzy, What an amazing girl. Brave girls are hard to find, so I will share her incredible story with my son and daughter.

    Sometimes we take so much for granted and forget the struggle of others.

    Lisa @ Girl at the Beach. X

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  36. Thanks for sharing the legacy of Malala with us Doll......she is really incredible for her age!!!

    Rebecca
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  37. What a brave girl. And her story will bring change to the world.

    ~ Violet

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  38. i agree with you that no one should be denied of the opportunities to education. Malala is an astonish & courageous girl!

    xoxo
    mochaccinoland.blogspot.com

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  39. a fantastic story about her! thanks for sharing!
    ciao

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  40. I hope she goes on - It's so important and we should be greatful that we have so many opportunities that she doesn't have -

    Arianexo

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  41. Beautiful post!!! Education is a privilege in many places when it should be a right.

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  42. I loved your post!!!!hopefully less injustice in the world!
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  43. Oh my gosh, I had no idea this happened! I just saw her on the Colbert Report as well... how sad! She was an incredible woman. At least she can be an inspiration to all of us to continue her message!

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    1. *Correction... she was on the Daily Show back in November. And I misread your post! I was thinking that she was killed when she was shot. I didn't realize that had happened and she survived! Amazing!

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  44. Hi Kizzy! How are you doing? Great cause! Thanks for sharing. I will take part in the campaign also.
    Love,
    Hang

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  45. Fantastic post for making more readers/people aware, such amazingly courageous girl!
    Hope you are well Kizzy, have a super rest of the week.
    x.o.x.o

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  46. Malala is an inspiration for many! Thanks for sharing this!

    Have a great day.

    ~ Seepz
    Savoir Style

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  47. Very nice post. Well said. Thank you for sharing.

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  48. Believe it or not, I never heard about this story... But I found it quite interesting and impressive... I know the world is getting wors every single day, and people like this little girl represent a huge change... I love the way you write about it, God bless and help the world, He's my only hope, I mean it...
    Kisses my sweat doll

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  49. Malala is an inspiration to us all! Such a strong girl!

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  50. Of course I have heard of her. She is so brave! I did a segment of women I admire a long while back, and she was one of them. I think it's important to be reminded that there are people out there who do great things and are constant inspiration. -Helps to make us strive to be better ourselves. -Jess L

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  51. I read an extensive review of Malala's book at Kim's and I've been thinking about her a lot.
    I give you a big big hug my dear warmhearted friend
    Love,
    Coco
    Coco et La vie en rose
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  52. Thank you Kizzy!
    I am going to post about this too!
    Humans are so cruel sometimes.
    Master yoda said it best: "Fear, leads to anger. Anger, leads to hate. Hate, leads to suffering"

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  53. so fabulous post, and so glad you're encouraging us to fight!
    you're brilliant!
    besos & gracias

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