NYSUT celebrates Women’s History Month with a new poster honoring Malala Yousafzai, often referred to simply as Malala, a Pakistani activist for female education — particularly in her native land, which has sometimes banned girls from attending school. Malala was shot in 2012 by a Taliban gunman on her way home from school, after speaking publicly about girls’ right to learn.
In 2014, at age 17, she became the world’s youngest Nobel Prize laureate and the second Pakistani to ever receive a Nobel Prize. In 2015, she was the subject of the Oscar-shortlisted documentary “He Named Me Malala.” In 2013, 2014 and 2015, Time magazine featured her as one of the most influential people globally. Awarded honorary Canadian citizenship in 2017, she became the youngest person to address Canada’s House of Commons.
Her advocacy has grown into an international movement. She co-founded the Malala Fund, a non-profit organization that promotes girls’ education, with Shiza Shahid. She also co-authored the autobiographical book I Am Malala: The Story of the Girl Who Stood Up for Education and was Shot by the Taliban, with Christina Lamb.
NYSUT, a statewide union of professionals, is proud to honor the contributions of women throughout history. Like Malala, NYSUT believes in a world where all children, regardless of their gender, have access to a complete education, and the opportunity to pursue their dreams.
Downloadable PDF versions and printed copies of this poster are free, in limited quantities, to NYSUT members.
For a free download of this and past Women’s History Month posters, visit nysut.org/publications.