Malala Yousafzai is a Pakistani activist for female education and the youngest Nobel Prize laureate. Wikipedia
- MALALAL YOUSAFZAI Complete History – Who is MALALA
MALALAL YOUSAFZAI Complete History – Who is MALALA
I was born in Mingora, Pakistan on July 12, 1997.
Welcoming a baby girl is not always cause for celebration in Pakistan — but my father, Ziauddin Yousafzai, was determined to give me every opportunity a boy would have.
My Father was a School Teacher and Run a Girl’s school in our village
I loved school but everything changed when the Taliban took control of Swat valley in 2008.
I spoke out publicly on behalf of girls and our right to learn. And this made me a target.
In October 2012, on my way home from school, a masked gunman boarded my school bus and asked, “Who is Malala?” He shot me on the left side of my head.
I woke up 10 days later in a hospital in Birmingham, England. The doctors and nurses told me about the attack — and that people around the world were praying for my recovery.
Now I am studying Philosophy, Politics and Economics at the University of Oxford.
And every day I fight to ensure all girls receive 12 years of free, safe, quality education.
I travel to many countries to meet girls fighting poverty, wars, child marriage and gender discrimination to go to school. Malala Fund is working so that their stories, like mine, can be heard around the world.
We invest in developing country educators and activists, like my father, through Malala Fund’s Gulmakai Network. And we hold leaders accountable for their promises to girls.
With more than 130 million girls out of school today, there is more work to be done. I hope you will join my fight for education and equality. Together, we can create a world where all girls can learn and lead.