Malala Yousafzai Biography

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Malala Yousafzai is considered a women’s right activist. Her arduous and long journey is to raise awareness of the troubled women in Pakistan and in the world. Her fight for women's education starts off in the Swat Valley, under the brutal and unjust Taliban rule. A brave Afghan woman, Malala almost lost her life in fighting for the rights of women in education as well as women’s equal rights and freedom of speech. She rose above inequality in women and due to the tragedy she faced she has created an identity for women worldwide. Malala was born July 12, 1997, in Mingora, Pakistan. Her hometown was famous for their Summer festival known as the Kalam to promote tourism and celebrate peace after years of war. However, the Taliban took over and soon Mingora was no longer a tourist hotspot (Biography.com Editors). After the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, the Taliban were born and they pushed the soviets out of their country with financial and military support from the United States…show more content…
She won the children’s peace prize in 2011 and Pakistan’s national youth peace prize (Blumberg). On her sixteenth birthday, she gave a speech at the United Nations in 2013. Her biography “I am Malala” was released in 2013. In the same year, the European Parliament awarded her Sakharov Prize for freedom of thought (Blumberg). Nawaz Sharif the Pakistani prime minister even said, “She was the pride of Pakistan”. On July 12, 2015, on her eighteenth birthday, she opened a school for Syrian girls in Lebanon, and it was funded by the Malala fund. In 2014 she, received the Nobel peace prize as the youngest women to receive this award (Raphel). She also blogged for BBC in the year 2000 under the name Gul Makai explaining in detail the life, struggles, tragedy, trauma, suffering, lack of value and identity of Afghan women. She voiced her opinions worldwide and stood up for women’s education rights. Which Malala said, “Where basic human rights”

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