Malala Yousafzai is a young female activist who had survived Taliban attack in 2012. She emphasizes on the female education a lot for the sake of Pakistan’s future. Malala is the youngest Nobel Peace Prize, holder.
Malala Yousafzai was born on July, 12th, 1997 in Mingora, Pakistan. Mingora is a part of Swat valley. It was once a famous tourist spot before Taliban occupied the area. She became an advocate for the young girl’s education. She is a daughter of brave Ziauddin Yousafzai. Malala attended the school her father founded in swat. However, After Taliban started targeting the girl’s school and destroyed almost 400 schools. Malala gave a speech on PTV in Peshawar on Sept 2008. The main theme was “How dare the Taliban to take away my basic right to education?”.
In early 2009 Malala started blogging for BBC with the name Gul Makai. She wrote about difficulties the girls had to face for their education under Taliban threat. She hid her identity to BBC. But it was disclosed in December of that year. By then she started delivering her speeches on public platforms. She became women’s rights activist. In 2011, Malala received Pakistan’s National Youth Peace Prize. On contrary, she was also nominated for International Children’s Peace Prize.
On October 9th, 2012, Malala was on her way back from college in a bus when A Taliban gunman shot her on the head. She was only 15 years old at that time. Malala was immediately taken to the military hospital Peshawar. Later she had to move to the hospital in Birmingham UK for the good care.
In 2013, Malala began her studies at Edgbaston High School Birmingham. Besides her fears, Malala continued to stand for girl’s education. She openly challenged Taliban. Innumerable people started supporting Malala for her courage. Malala wrote, “I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban”.
In 2012, Malala received Sitara-e-Shujaat. IT IS Pakistan’s third-highest civilian bravery award. In November of that year, she also received the Mother Teresa Awards for Social Justice. She also gave Clinton Global Citizen Award. The European Parliament awarded Yousafzai the Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought on 10th October 2013. Malala was 17 when she honored with Nobel peace prize in 2014. In 2014, she became the youngest person to win the Liberty Medal, awarded by the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia.
Especially, Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif congratulated Malala on receiving the Nobel Peace Prize. He said “Her achievement is unparalleled and unequaled. Girls and boys of the world should take lead from her struggle and commitment”. Malala’s first TV appearance was in 2009 on capital talk with Hamid Mir. While, in December 2012 honoring Malala, Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari announced the commencement of $10 million for the education fund.
Consequently, in 2015, Malala established a girls school for Syrian refugees with the help of Malala fund in Lebanon.
Hence, Malala is a young inspiring woman who fought for the women education. Where there are thousands of good-wishers of Malala, there are people who are against her because of their negligence. Even Though she is focused and determined for the women rights. Malala believes education can make a nation civilized and progressive