Malala and United Nation
By Baloch Khan
Malala has become a topic in national and international media. International humanitarian organizations especially United Nations encouraged her. MalalaYousafzai earned fame by her struggle to promote female education in backward areas of Pakistan i.e Swat. On Oct 9, 2012Malala shot on her head and neck. The brutal act was carried on by Taliban. There is no denying the fact that media is very much popular to make hero a zero, zero a hero. The question rises; why Malala’s issue is given so much attention and importance by national and international media and United Nations. Ofcourse the world media and United Nations couldn’t play its card wisely on Malala’s Issue.
Malala Yousafzai delivered a speech on July 12 in United Nations but, on the other hand, mind is failed to accept the fact that why Malala has become such an extraordinary figure for United Nations .Why not others thousands of girls, who are under threat of dangers and violence, are not brought to the light by media. Disappointing role of UN can never be forgotten when in June, 15 2013 a bloody incident occurred in Quetta that claimed the lives of more than 20 innocent female students and injured 40 others. So called strong and impartial media with most powerful institutions of world did nothing except giving two days coverage and two statements. Silence on such heinous and sadistic violence on women gives birth to a lot of questions on the role of UN and other international champions of human rights. The UN Secretary General Banki Moon merely paid lip service by terming the incident as” an ugly act”.
Why did Malala not speak about drone strikes in UN? Why does everyone care much about Malala and not other innocent girls murdered by drones in Pakistan and killed by NATO in Afghanistan on daily basis? The words of innocent Malala seem beautiful for children and women education, but international actors have conspired and designed their own interests beyond the screen.
Malala’s vision may be inspiring for world women education. However, the role of UN and others international humanitarian groups and media yet remains discouraging.
The writer is student of media studies at SMI University and human rights activist. And can be reached by firstname.lastname@example.org