Malala Yousafzai stood up for herself, her education, and for her fundamental rights when confronted by a fearsome terrorists group. Malala created a chain reaction around the world bringing change, light, and hope to girls across the world.
Malala was born July 12, 1997, in Mingora, Pakistan, Her father is Ziauddin Yousafzai. She became an advocate for girls’ education. When she was 14 years old, she got shot in the head by a Taliban.
Malala and her family found out that a Taliban had issued a death threat against her. She had to hide her identity; she used the name Gul Makai. However, she was revealed to be the BBC blogger in December of that year. On October 9, 2012, ...view middle of the document...
She survived and continues her campaign for education. Her activism resulted in a nomination for the International Children’s Peace Prize in 2013.
“Education is neither eastern nor western. Education is education and it’s the right of every human being.” She says she has no plans to stop speaking out, despite any fear for her own and her family’s safety. Malala said that the shooting took away her fear. "I have already seen death and I know that death is supporting me in my cause of education. Death does not want to kill me," she says. "Before this attack, I might have been a little bit afraid how death would be. Now I'm not, because I have experienced it." She gave a speech at the United Nations on her 16th birthday.
Malala changed the world. She sparked a dialogue about children’s education throughout the world. There are about 57 million children who cannot get an education. Malala has shown that there is no limit to stand up against injustice. She has illustrated the importance of peaceful conflict resolution. She has resorted to peaceful solutions In order to tackle the issues of girls’ education and the equality of women. Her story has reminded children throughout the world not to take...