Malala Yousafzai: 1997 – present day

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Can you imagine getting shot at for wanting to go to school and learn??

Malala, is a Pakistani activist for female education and the youngest Nobel Prize laureate.  She is known for human rights advocacy, especially the education of women and children in her native Swat Valley in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, northwest Pakistan, where the local Pakistani Taliban had at times banned girls from attending school.

On 9 October 2012, while on a bus in the Swat District, after taking an exam, Yousafzai and two other girls were shot by a Pakistani Taliban gunman in an assassination attempt in retaliation for her activism; the gunman fled the scene. Yousafzai was hit in the head with a bullet and remained unconscious and in critical condition. Her condition later improved and she has now become a prominent activist for girls’ right to education.

One Response to “Malala Yousafzai: 1997 – present day”

  1. Christy Says:

    She is incredible and a personal icon. Great post! 👏💕

    Like

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