Happy International Women’s Day, everyone!
In honour of IWD, here are two links to girls who advocated strongly for educational access despite, or perhaps because of, tremendous systemic challenges:
Shannen Koostachin, a young Aboriginal Canadian who advocated for equal education for children in First Nations reserves and other Aboriginal communities.
Malala Yousafzai, a young Pakistani who campaigns for the rights of girls to be educated. She was shot by the Taliban but recovered and continues her advocacy.