Malala Yousafzai, What Gave You the Courage to Continue This? | The Daily Show
On October 8, 2013, Malala Yousafzai appeared on the Daily Show. Although the entire interview is definitely worth watching, I would encourage you to give particular attention to the question and answer at 3:00, where she answers a question about the source of her courage. [Jon Stewart]: ... What gave you the courage to continue this?
[Malala Yousafzai]: You know, my father was great encouragement for me because he spoke out for women's rights. He spoke out for girls' education. At that time, I said that why should I wait for someone else? Why should I be looking to the government and the army that they would help us? Why don't I raise my voice? Why don't we speak up for our rights?... I raised my voice on every platform that I could, and I said 'I need to tell the world'"...