Research Paper On Malala Yousafzai

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Malala Yousafzai The Woman Who Stood Up For Girls’ Education Bold, brave, and fearless, are three words that usually come to mind when you hear the name Malala. Many people know Malala Yousafzai as “The girl who was shot by the Taliban”. However, she was much more than that. Malala Yousafzai changed the world by fighting for the importance of girls’ education. She stood up for her rights and everyone else's too. Shot by the Taliban, Malala continues to campaign about educational rights. She has left her legacy as “The woman who stood up for girls’ education”. The early years of Malala’s life were very difficult and hard for her. Malala was born on July 12, 1997 in Swat Valley, Pakistan (Yousafzai 226). She grew up going to Khushal …show more content…

Since age 11, she had stood up for her rights of education (Rowell 10). She said women are going to bring change. Malala fought for the equality for Pakistani men and women. The Taliban did not like that Malala was against them, but she would not let their words and actions stop her from her mission. Malala stated that no one had to die to go to school and that we can change the picture together. However, the Taliban was furious with Malala. Her name was looked up online and from the Taliban it said, “Should be killed” (Yousafzai 118). “Her words defied the Taliban, an oppressive religious and political group that ruled by militant force where Malala lived” (Rowell 10). She did the complete opposite of the Taliban. Malala stood up for education while the Taliban tried tearing it down. There were things Malala did to fight for education. Her first public appearance on September 1st was her speech “How Dare the Taliban Take Away My Basic Right to an Education” and that was published throughout Pakistan (Rowell 48). She was eleven when she presented that speech. December 2009, she became BBC’s young blogger as well ( Malala also founded the Malala fund, which was a organization for girls’ education (Yeginsu newspaper …show more content…

After high school, Malala Yousafzai still really wanted to continue her education. She was twenty years old when she got accepted to Oxford University. (Yeginsu) This showed the difference she made. She was shot when she was fifteen because of the Taliban, and now she is back in school at Oxford still standing up for education. Malala had also accomplished many things. First of all, she wrote her own book, I Am Malala ( Another thing is that she received many awards for speaking out against the Taliban for the education she wanted. In 2014, she was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for “her struggle against the suppression of children and young people and for the right of all children to education” (Yeginsu). She was the youngest to win the Nobel Peace Prize after being “silenced” by the Taliban ( There was one other major thing she accomplished. On July 2015, Malala took the money from the Malala Fund and opened up a school for the female refugees from the the Syrian Civil War.

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