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2018 Elections: Young Women, It’s Your Time!

By Loveness Nyathi

‘We cannot all succeed when half of us are held back. We call upon our sisters around the world to be brave – to embrace the strength within themselves and realize their full potential.” – Malala Yousafzai

This one is for you, dear young woman. You may feel you are too young to participate in politics, too young to vote, too young to make your voice heard and too young to make any change but wait until you hear the inspirational story of Malala Yousafzai.  It is a story that inspires and shows how a person can achieve a lot by doing small acts. In your case, it just comes down to registering as a voter.

Malala is a 20-year-old young woman from Pakistan and already she has won a Nobel Peace Prize (She won it at age 17!) This makes her the youngest person in history to receive the award which comes with International acclaim and a cheque of more than One million US dollars. The most important lesson is that Malala was and is being recognised for doing very simple but important things - the right to education for young people especially girls anywhere and

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