Selena Gomez Joins Malala In Fight Against Taliban For Education Rights

Thu, April 10, 2014 2:22pm EST by 10 Comments

Selena Gomez has joined the ‘We Are Silent’ campaign, which is set to raise awareness for the millions of girls around the world who are being denied an education. The movement is fronted by Malala Yousafzai, the brave 16-year-old is an advocate for girls’ education and became a household name after she survived being shot in the head by the Taliban. Click inside to watch the PSA Selena, Malala, and others made for the campaign.

Selena Gomez, 21, supports Malala Yousafzai, 16, and her brave fight for millions of girls’ around the world to receive an education.

Selena Gomez & Malala Yousafzai Fight For Education Rights

Selena may be an inspiration and a role model for girls all over the world, but who inspires her? Malala does.

In this new PSA, Selena joins Malala, a girls’ education advocate from Pakistan, along with a handful of celebrities, including: Orlando Bloom, Shay Mitchell, Seth Rogen, and more.

Their goal? To spread awareness about the fight for education, which fearless leader Malala started.

Selena and the others recite the inspiring words of Malala throughout the dramatic video, which explain why she continues to fight for girls’ education rights.

“I come from Swat Valley, Pakistan, a region where rifles are fired to celebrate the birth of a son, but daughters are hidden away behind a curtain,” the video explains. “Where I grew up, girls were afraid to go to school. But I’m not afraid.”

As you know, Malala became a household name after her brave survival story made worldwide headlines. The teenager was shot in the head by a member of the Taliban when she was just 14-years-old while she was walking home from school. Despite the ruthless assassination attempt, she survived, and now she has the world standing behind her as she continues to fight for girls’ education rights.

Tell us, HollywoodLifers — Will you join the We Are Silent campaign, along with Selena Gomez and Malala Yousafzai?

— Lauren Cox

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