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.


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

    This is so inspiring 🙌🏿🙌🏿🙌🏿

  • KJ J.
    08/15/2019 12:37

    Still hunted by Taliban.....

  • Musa C.
    08/11/2019 19:42

    CIA a piece of work haha

  • Harish M.
    08/09/2019 18:31

    Brut India is the transgender who is a Pakistani 🤣😆😆😂.

  • Jayavelv
    08/08/2019 19:03

    plz say loudly to your country and pm imran khan

  • Soma R.
    08/03/2019 13:35

    I admire you with my whole heart and soul, stay strong and healthy. God bless you sister.

  • Shashikala J.
    08/02/2019 18:56

    Scarf....She has to get rid of.

  • Dsbist B.
    08/02/2019 17:16

    What for they gave her Noble Prize.....really funny.....

  • Gulshanrai B.
    07/29/2019 05:41


  • Ivica P.
    07/28/2019 20:31

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  • অয়ন ভ.
    07/28/2019 17:58

    Kichar mei Kamal khilte hai... Laden & Hafez are Kichar and This girl is Kamal...

  • Ashok G.
    07/27/2019 06:08

    She is a British citizen , it seems . How much time does she spend in Pak

  • Nikki S.
    07/23/2019 18:59

    I am so happy for her. But I am also so very fn angry. Stupid media. Causes problems all over th place.

  • Nikhil D.
    07/23/2019 06:33

    Why is she sugar coating? She says "Terrorist" stopping kids from getting educated. What kind of Terrorist ideology stops kids from getting educated? Say it Malala, you have platform. They are "Radical ISLAMISTS". SAY IT.

  • Jeevan R.
    07/22/2019 05:00

    Lol she talks about freeing women from Islamic rules and make them study but she wears headscarf 🤔

  • Shankar R.
    07/21/2019 20:47


  • Hijrat S.
    07/21/2019 11:14

    Kaash tum Marti us attack main..shaheed hoti BiNazeer bhuttu ki tarah..

  • Maya N.
    07/20/2019 18:16

    Bravo , Malala!God bless you!

  • Inam U.
    07/20/2019 17:13

    She is really outstanding and a motivational speaker and also a encouraged girl we proud of you..

  • Kamlesh K.
    07/19/2019 17:04

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