During Malala’s #GirlPowerTrip
stop in Kurdistan, she heard the stories of two courageous Yazidi teenagers — Najla and Hadea — who are pursuing their education after escaping child marriages and ISIS.
Before she ran away in her wedding dress, Najla told her would-be husband, “I have a dream to be a journalist and I am too young.” Hadea wants to become a writer one day. She proudly told Malala that she is the top student in her class.
When ISIS invaded their new homes and halted their education, Najla and Hadea fled one more time. The Yazidis are a Kurdish religious minority persecuted by ISIS — more than 5,500 of them have been killed in Iraq.
Today, the girls live in a construction site and walk an hour to get to school. But they are happy to be free and back in a classroom.
Give today to tell these girls they don’t have to fight alone. Link in bio. [📸: @malinfezehai