Ever heard of the junior (<17 years old) a Noble Prize winner for peace? She along with Kailash Satyarathi (from India) won the Noble Price for peace on the year 2014. This was the first time in history that a woman from Pakistan and a man from India was awarded such nobility together. This had further helped in strengthening the Indian-Pakistani bond.
This was the first time in history that a woman from Pakistan and a man from India was awarded such nobility together. This had further helped in strengthening the Indian-Pakistani bond.
What makes Malala out of the box are her courage and maturity in such an age.
Here is the story of Malala Yousafzai in Precisely
GROWING UP IN SWAT VALLEY-
Malala was born on 12th July 1997 in Mingora, a town in the swat district of north -west Pakistan. Her father, Ziauddin Yousafzai named her Malala after the name of a Pashtun heroine, Malalai.
Ziauddin loved learning and ran a school in Swat. He was known as an advocate for education in Pakistan and he supported women education. Malala shared her father’s passion for learning and loved going school. MalalaYousafzai was an excellent student. She attended the school named Khushal Girls High School and College which was established and administered by her father.
BECOMING OF AN EDUCATION ACTIVIST-
On September 1, 2008, Malala gave her first speech- “How dare the Taliban take away my basic right to education”, which was publicized throughout Pakistan. As the Taliban military hold on Swat reinforcing, Television and music were banned, women were forbidden from going out, and Ziauddin was told that his school had to close. At the time, Malala began writing a blog for BBC Urdu service under a pen name, about fears that her school will be attacked and about increasing military activity in Swat.
ATTACK OF TALIBAN-
On 9th October, while Malala and her friends were returning from school a masked gunman shot Malala. The gunman was a member of the Taliban who had shot Malala with three bullets in her head, neck and shoulder. Two of her friends were also injured in the attack. However, Malala survived the initial attacks but was in a critical condition. In order to cure her serious injuries she was moved to a hospital in Birmingham in the United Kingdom.
PRIZES FOR MALALA YOUSAFZAI-
Malala spread awareness about the social and economic impact of educating girls and to empower girls to raise their voices against wrong and to demand change. She won various prizes for her outstanding contribution to the girls’ education.
Malala won the Nobel Peace Prize along with Sakharov Prize, Simone de Beauvoir Prize, and Honorary Canadian citizenship.She is the youngest ever recipient of Nobel Peace Prize. She received Pakistan’s National Youth Peace Prize.
‘He Named Me Malala’ is a movie on Malala Yousafzai which documents true events leading up to the Taliban attack on Malala for speaking out in support of educating girls in the Swat Valley in Pakistan. The movie was nominated for the 69th British Academy Film Awards for best documentary.
According to me ‘He Named Me Malala’ is a powerful new documentary that takes us deep inside the life of a brave Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai. She is an ordinary girl with an extraordinary purpose.