Girl Power

Girl+Power

Ludia Kim

March is the month where the United States celebrates the accomplishments and acknowledges women. There are also many young women who have influenced the world by being activists for peace and the betterment of the world.

Greta Thunberg is a “16 year old swedish climate change activist, sparked a massive online response when she delivered a scathing speech at the United Nations General Assembly to shame leaders from around the world for their inaction on climate change.” according to Insider. She is influential as she raised awareness for not only climate change but also for gun control, education, LGBTQ rights. 

According to CNBC, Malala Yousafazai, “was shot by the Taliban after publicly speaking out about her fight to protect girls’ education. After surviving the attack she went on to share her story around the world and launched the Malala Fund in 2013 with her father to raise awareness.” Her story of when she, at 11 years old, got shot for having a voice for girls’ education influenced the world by increasing the awareness of girls’ right to have an education in third world countries. She was so influential she became the youngest person to win a Nobel Peace Prize in 2014 after being a published writer for the United Nations Messenger of Peace.

Junior Shania Muller said, “They are so great and brave to stand up for what they believe in. I think they are such good examples and role models for young females.”

Junior Meg Torres, “I think they are very inspiring young women and they definitely made their place in history. They are going to continue to have very successful lives and change the world to be a better place.”