Hugs for all the women honored in this article…
INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY 3/8/2014
WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH
March 8, 2014 is International Women’s Day.
Inspiring Change is the 2014 theme for our internationalwomensday.com global hub and encourages advocacy for women’s advancement everywhere in every way. It calls for challenging the status quo for women’s equality and vigilance inspiring positive change.
March is also Women’s History Month.
I know or read about women who are strong and/or do heroic things. I’m sharing some of their stories in today’s article.
MALALA YOUSAFZAI, PAKISTAN
It wasn’t being given a car that was the highlight of Malala Yousafzai’s 16th birthday. Her highlight was presenting an uplifting appeal for universal education to more than 1,000 youthful would-be diplomats gathered to mark the first “Malala Day” in mid-July, 2013.
“Let us pick up our books and our pens. They are our most powerful weapons,” she declared from the rostrum of the U. N. General Assembly forum. She thanked God—before whom, she said, “all are equal.”
The diminutive Pakistani teen isn’t the first person to proclaim the pen mightier than the sword, but she is probably the only teenager to emerge defiant after taking a bullet for the right of literacy.
Nine months before Malala was shot in the head by Taliban gunmen for defying their ban on girls’ education. Since then she has continued to pursue her mission for education for all.
STACEY FEILING, WESTMORELAND COUNTY PENNSYLVANIA
Kindness cut Stacey Feiling’s life short at 42 years of age.
While driving home from work on a rural Westmoreland County road Stacey stopped to help a stranger who was flagging her car. The bleeding woman, Janet, 37, begged for help for herself and her (more…)