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[36] In May, the Pakistani Army moved into the region to regain control during the Second Battle of Swat. "[162], Adán Cortés, a college student from Mexico City and asylum seeker, interrupted Yousafzai's Nobel Peace Prize award ceremony in protest for the 2014 Iguala mass kidnapping in Mexico, but was quickly taken away by security personnel. When her family finally did return home, they found it had not been damaged, and her school had sustained only light damage. After winning the Nobel Prize, Yousafzai continued to attend school in England while using her enhanced public profile to bring attention to human rights issues around the world. – Who are the richest people on earth right now? Yousafzai has no memory of the shooting that made her so well known. "[198], In March 2018, it was announced that Yousafzai's next book We Are Displaced: True Stories of Refugee Lives[199] would be published on 4 September 2018 by Little, Brown and Company's Young Readers division. Malala Yousafzai attended Khushal Girls High School and College in Mingora, Pakistan, until it was closed by the Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP). Her father—who established and administered the school she attended, Khushal Girls High School and College in the city of Mingora—encouraged her to follow in his path. [35] Bodies of beheaded policemen were being displayed in town squares. [3], Following the documentary, Yousafzai was interviewed on the national Pashto-language station AVT Khyber, the Urdu-language Daily Aaj, and Canada's Toronto Star. She is known mainly for human rights advocacy for education and for women in her native Swat Valley in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of northwest Pakistan, where the local Taliban had at times banned girls from attending school. His opinion was not given importance by the mainstream media of Pakistan but his views in this regard were published by Daily Outlook Afghanistan., The World's Children's Prize - Malala Yousafzai, Pakistan, ISNUK Hall of Fame - Biography of Malala Yousafzai, Malala Yousafzai - Children's Encyclopedia (Ages 8-11), Malala Yousafzai - Student Encyclopedia (Ages 11 and up), “I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban”. [50], Her public profile rose even further when she was awarded Pakistan's first National Youth Peace Prize two months later in December. The Taliban cannot stop all independent voices through the force of bullets. Their correspondent in Peshawar, Abdul Hai Kakar, had been in touch with a local school teacher, Ziauddin Yousafzai, but could not find any students willing to do so, as it was considered too dangerous by their families. In 2014 Yousafzai won a share of the Nobel Prize for … I think of it often and imagine the scene clearly. Malala’s advocacy has since grown into an international movement. Her father Ziauddin Yousafzai was also threatened with death for her actions. Governments should react to it. My three friends have shifted to Peshawar, Lahore and Rawalpindi with their families after this edict. However, violence resurged only a few months later, in May, and the Yousafzai family was forced to seek refuge outside of Swat until the Pakistani army was able to push the TTP out. [60], Malala Yousafzai envisioning a confrontation with the Taliban[34]. In 2007 the Swat valley, once a vacation destination, was invaded by the TTP. [34][49] On 19 December 2011, Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gillani awarded her the National Peace Award for Youth. [174][169] However, Yousafzai does have some support in Pakistani media; Farman Nawaz argues that Yousafzai would have gained more fame in Pakistan if she belonged to the province of Punjab. [7] The attempt on her life sparked an international outpouring of support for Yousafzai. In early 2009 The New York Times reporter Adam Ellick worked with Yousafzai to make a documentary, Class Dismissed, a 13-minute piece about the school shutdown. [94], Ehsanullah Ehsan, chief spokesman for the Pakistani Taliban, claimed responsibility for the attack, saying that Yousafzai "is the symbol of the infidels and obscenity", adding that if she survived, the group would target her again. [26] At her house in Mingora, she lived with her two younger brothers, Khushal and Atal, her parents, Ziauddin and Tor Pekai, and two chicken. General Bajwa said that Israrur Rehman was the first militant group member who was identified and apprehended by the troops. Malala Yousafzai is single. [56] At A Level, she studied Geography, History, Mathematics and Religious Studies. She covered topics related to art history, architecture, theatre, dance, literature, and music. "We went to the supermarket to buy a gift for our mother but it was closed, whereas earlier it used to remain open till late. I must be a politician to save this country. [8] Weeks after the attempted murder, a group of fifty leading Muslim clerics in Pakistan issued a fatwā against those who tried to kill her. Yousafzai received several standing ovations. – Who’s the richest Civil Rights Leader in the world? She wrote from January through the beginning of March of that year 35 entries that were also translated into English. [6] In early 2009, when she was 11–12, she wrote a blog under a pseudonym for the BBC Urdu detailing her life during the Pakistani Taliban occupation of Swat. [84] United States President Barack Obama found the attack "reprehensible, disgusting and tragic",[85] while Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Yousafzai had been "very brave in standing up for the rights of girls" and that the attackers had been "threatened by that kind of empowerment". [57][58] On 19 June 2020, it was announced that she had completed her finals exams at university. She urges world leaders, particularly in Myanmar, to "halt the inhuman persecution of Burma's Muslim minority Rohingya people. Their home had been robbed and their television was stolen. [154][155][156], On 10 October 2014, Yousafzai was announced as the co-recipient of the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize for her struggle against the suppression of children and young people and for the right of all children to education. Born on 12th July, 1997 in Mingora, Pakistan, she is famous for Education and women’s rights activism. My mother made me breakfast and I went off to school. She was the first Pakistani girl to be nominated for the award. She gained global attention when she survived an assassination attempt at age 15. [89] American actress Angelina Jolie wrote an article about explaining the event to her children and answering questions like "Why did those men think they needed to kill Malala? In December of that year she was awarded Pakistan’s first National Youth Peace Prize (later renamed the National Malala Peace Prize). They made one stop first – to meet with a group of other grassroots activists that had been invited to see United States President Barack Obama's special representative to Afghanistan and Pakistan, Richard Holbrooke. That same day, on her BBC blog entry, she wrote: I had a terrible dream yesterday with military helicopters and the Taliban. Among her many awards, in 2013 Yousafzai won the United Nations Human Rights Prize, awarded every five years. [33] At the time, Taliban militants led by Maulana Fazlullah were taking over the Swat Valley, banning television, music, girls' education,[34] and women from going shopping. January 2012: Anne Frank Award for Moral Courage, December 2012: Rome Prize for Peace and Humanitarian Action, January 2013: Top Name in Annual Survey of Global English in 2012, March 2013: Memminger Freiheitspreis 1525, March 2013: Doughty Street Advocacy award of, April 2013: Vital Voices Global Leadership Awards, Global Trailblazer, May 2013: Premi Internacional Catalunya Award of Catalonia, May 2013, June 2013: Annual Award for Development of the, June 2013: International Campaigner of the Year, 2013, 2013: GG2 Hammer Award at GG2 Leadership Awards (November), 2013: International Prize for Equality and Non-Discrimination, 2014: Awarded Honorary Life Membership by the PSEU (Ireland), 2016: Honorary President of The Students' Union of the, 2017: Received honorary doctorate from the, 2018: Gleitsman Award from the Center for the Public Leadership at Harvard Kennedy School, 2019: For their first match of March 2019, the women of the, 2020: Malala Yousefzai Elementary School (referred to as Malala Elementary) in, This page was last edited on 28 October 2020, at 19:46. [21] She is the daughter of Ziauddin Yousafzai and Tor Pekai Yousafzai. She used her Nobel Peace Prize money to help rebuild 65 schools in Gaza. [158] She is the second Pakistani to receive a Nobel Prize after 1979 Physics laureate Abdus Salam. She rose in prominence, giving interviews in print and on television, and she was nominated for the International Children's Peace Prize by activist Desmond Tutu. In recognition of her extraordinary bravery the U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon declared November 10 as Malala Day. Malala had at least 1 relationship in the past. Malala Yousafzai is known for being a Civil Rights Leader. 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 Talibanhad at times banned girls from attending school. [113][114], In April 2015, the ten who were arrested were sentenced to life in prison by Judge Mohammad Amin Kundi, a counterterrorism judge, with the chance of eligibility for parole, and possible release, after 25 years. She was born on Saturday, July 12, 1997. [82] Pakistani officials offered a 10 million rupee (US$105,000) reward for information leading to the arrest of the attackers. [18] Yousafzai attended Edgbaston High School in England from 2013 to 2017,[19] and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE) from the University of Oxford where she was an undergraduate student of Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford, in 2020. Malala had at least 1 relationship in the past. [175] Yousafzai is seen as courageous by some Pakistanis. "[40], Malala Yousafzai, 24 January 2009 BBC blog entry[40], In February 2009, girls' schools were still closed. She also wrote the picture book Malala’s Magic Pencil (2017), which was based on her childhood. [71] According to media reports at the time, the UK Government stated that "[t]he Pakistani government is paying all transport, migration, medical, accommodation and subsistence costs for Malala and her party. Later that night, when the Pakistani Taliban announced the peace deal on their FM Radio studio, another round of stronger firing started outside. Let’s find out! This page is updated often with latest details about Malala Yousafzai. Many other shops were also closed", she wrote in her blog. [3] Yousafzai was deeply inspired in her activism by her father. I want to remove these crises. In 2014 Yousafzai and Kailash Satyarthi were jointly awarded the Nobel Prize for Peace in recognition of their efforts on behalf of children’s rights. That summer, for the first time, she committed to becoming a politician and not a doctor, as she had once aspired to be. Only 11 out of 27 pupils attended the class because the number decreased because of the Pakistani Taliban's edict. [109][110], The police also arrested six men for involvement in the attack, but they were later released due to lack of evidence. However, Ali claimed that "we are not against her but the ideology being imposed on us" and pointed out that the APPSF went on a national strike when Yousafzai was attacked. [96], On 12 October 2012, a group of 50 Islamic clerics in Pakistan issued a fatwā – a ruling of Islamic law – against the Taliban gunmen who tried to kill Yousafzai. [151] She left Jon Stewart speechless when she described her thoughts after learning the Pakistani Taliban wanted her dead, saying: "I started thinking about that, and I used to think that the Talib would come, and he would just kill me. [138], On 12 July 2013, Yousafzai's 16th birthday, she spoke at the UN to call for worldwide access to education.

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