Malala, Pakistan's fearless education activist

She was shot by the Taliban at age 15 and survived. She won the Nobel Peace Prize at age 17. At age 20, Malala Yousafzai is finally getting to go back to her native Pakistan.

A fierce leader in the fight for women’s rights and education

“The terrorists tried to stop us and attacked me and my friends who are here today, on our school bus.”

She was born in 1997 in Mingora, in Pakistan

Her father worked as a school principal. When she was 11 years old, the Taliban took control of the Swat valley, where she lived. They bombed dozens of schools and banned female education. A few months later, a journalist encouraged her to start a blog on the BBC website where she documented her daily life. Her campaign for actress to education started to gain recognition outside Pakistan. But she also began receiving death threats from the Taliban. When she was 15, on October 9, 2012, Taliban gunmen boarded her school bus and shot her in the head. Ban Ki-moon, UN Secretary General, spoke about Malala and her situation, stating, “She was targeted just because of her determination to go to school and learn. Targeting Malala, the extremists showed what they feared most: a girl with a book.”

A few days later, she was flown to Birmingham, UK

She was treated in a hospital that specialized in injured soldiers. In 2013, she celebrated her 16th birthday by giving a historic speech at the United Nations. The same year, she was named “Woman of the Year” by Glamour magazine. At 18, she became the youngest person ever to receive the Nobel Peace Prize. After receiving the award, she admitted, “When I receive this award, I feel that it’s not just me receiving the award, it’s all these girls, all this young generation. They have been working so hard.”

At 20, she began to study philosophy, politics, and economics at Oxford University in the UK

In January 2018, she spoke at the World Economic Forum, in Davos, Switzerland, where she delivered a powerful message to women. At the conference, she had a powerful message and declared, “First we wanted men to do something for us. But like, that time is gone now. We’re not going to ask men to change the world. We’re going to do it ourselves; we are going to stand up for ourselves, we’re going to raise out voices, and we are going to change the world.”

On March 29, 2018, she returned to Pakistan for the first time in six years

She and her parents met Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi. Discussing her hopes for Pakistan, she said, “I have this one dream: that I go to Pakistan, where I can be in peace, without fear. I can move on the streets, I can meet people, I can talk to people.” Today, Malala Yousafzai is a leader in the fight for women’s rights and education.


08/03/2020 1:30 PMupdated: 09/03/2020 1:06 PM
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  • Iwowari Ayebai-preye
    21/06/2020 11:11

    This is so inspiring 🙌🏿🙌🏿🙌🏿

  • مستر ج.
    18/07/2019 10:10


  • Ramia S.
    15/07/2019 07:07

    The only solution is in destruction of Islam

  • Shah R.
    14/07/2019 00:39

    A girl writes a blog then fake drama of shot in head by her father sometimes bandage on left side sometimes on right side, then all of her relatives are residing in USA, then Nobel peace prize, then multi citizenships by head of states just to play politics, then writes a most contradicting book against her own country, isn't this all so messed up n well played game, while true heroes are not even spoken of, journalist of Palestine, stabbed Muslim woman in Germany, and mainstream media slaves chant her n chant her

  • Yonten T.
    13/07/2019 12:42

    She is great

  • Waseem A.
    13/07/2019 09:11


  • Kenny K.
    12/07/2019 23:13

    She is a great girl the whole world is proud of her she's a wonderful person Allah has blessed her Ameen 🙏🌹 🌹♥️ 😇🙏

  • Haseeb A.
    12/07/2019 19:00

    CIA agent

  • Shireen B.
    12/07/2019 17:58

    She make me sick now

  • Talha W.
    12/07/2019 16:12


  • Ayaz M.
    12/07/2019 14:43

    She'd be running for the high seat in Pakistan government 10 years from now. Mark my words! It will be so.

  • Jonathan S.
    12/07/2019 14:42


  • Kenneth B.
    12/07/2019 14:24

    It's great you survived, but why do you still wear a towel on your head.

  • Gokul K.
    12/07/2019 14:15

    Thank you friend

  • Abdul C.
    24/08/2018 15:10


  • Maibam I.
    24/08/2018 11:41

    Wonderful girl

  • Tantray I.
    24/08/2018 11:11

    Malala is a x wife of trump

  • Shakeel G.
    24/08/2018 11:05

    Dramai and as ejent usa

  • Md J.
    24/08/2018 11:00

    Malaya is a great

  • Arif M.
    24/08/2018 07:48

    Who made this video we lost thousands of our people why making her very special hero and investing on her .think about it. Bcoz we always get late

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