(Malālah Yūsafzay, born 12 July 1997) is a Pakistani school student and education activist from the town of Mingora in the Swat District of Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. She is known for her education and women's rights activism in the Swat Valley, where the Taliban had at times banned girls from attending school. In early 2009, at the age of 11/12, Yousafzai wrote a blog under a pseudonym for the BBC detailing her life under Taliban rule, their attempts to take control of the valley, and her views on promoting education for girls. The following summer, a New York Times documentary was filmed about her life as the Pakistani military intervened in the region, culminating in the Second Battle of Swat. Yousafzai began to rise in prominence, giving interviews in print and on television and taking a position as chairperson of the District Child Assembly Swat. She has since been nominated for the International Children's Peace Prize by Desmond Tutu and has won Pakistan's first National Youth Peace Prize. A number of prominent individuals, including the Canadian Prime Minister, are supporting a petition to nominate Yousafzai for the Nobel Peace Prize.
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24.10.2012 [Anchorage Daily News] - I know the brave MalalaYousafzai who challenged the Taliban when they overran Pakistan's northwestern Swat valley in spring 2009. Earlier this month, two Taliban shot Malala, 15, as she headed home in a school van. She now lies in a Birmingham, U.K.
24.10.2012 [Huffington Post] - BLOOMINGTON, Indiana -- As someone who writes and lectures about women and gender in Islam, I am often asked if women had any role in the making of the Islamic tradition. Happily, the answer is always yes. There were in fact many prominent women in
24.10.2012 [PakTribune.com] - BIRMINGHAM: The Queen Elizabeth Hospital has released its daily health update regarding MalalaYousafzai. According to the update, Malala remains in stable condition and continues to make good progress. According to Media Reports. Malala is under
24.10.2012 [CANOE] - “I believe that awarding the Nobel Peace Prize to MalalaYousafzai will … also send a clear message from the international community to the Taliban in Pakistan and Afghanistan, and to other fundamentalist regimes and their sympathizers everywhere: The
19.10.2012 [GlobalPost (blog)] - Chatter: MalalaYousafzai is awake and back on her feet. The Taliban's teenage victim is standing again after a bullet to the head, the UN Security Council gets a controversial new member, and Kim Jong Un's nephew is surprisingly not weird.
22.10.2012 [Daily Beast] - The crowd at the Staples Center applauded and cheered, of course. But the response has been decidedly mixed in Pakistan, where 15-year-old MalalaYousafzai (no relation) attended school until Oct. 9, when a Taliban gunman shot her in the head for her
23.10.2012 [NPR] - text size A A A. October 23, 2012. Stop someone in the street. Ask them about the case of MalalaYousafzai. They will likely know — after the worldwide publicity given to her story — that Malala is the Pakistani teenager who was shot for demanding
22.10.2012 [Hollywood Life] - Doctors say Pakistani activist MalalaYousafzai, who was shot by the Taliban on Oct. 9 for her outspoken views on education, is in stable condition at a U.K. hospital — but will need to rest for a long period of time before undergoing any further
23.10.2012 [Foreign Policy (blog)] - The Taliban attack on 14-year-old MalalaYousafzai has raised questions about the return of the Taliban to Swat, the northwestern Pakistani region where the Army launched a massive operation against the Taliban in 2009 (AP). But hopes of a renewed
23.10.2012 [Oxford Student] - MalalaYousafzai became an internationally-recognised name when she began writing a blog for BBC Urdu at age 11; the Taliban occupation of her home region, Swat, in 2009 prompted her to publicise her account of living under severe repression.
18.10.2012 [Christian Science Monitor] - If ever we're tempted to compare childlike innocence with weakness, consider MalalaYousafzai. The teenage Pakistani insisted on the simple concept of a girl's right to gain an education. The meekness with which she spoke was not timidity or fear, but
23.10.2012 [Democracy Now] - Doctors for the Pakistani teenage activist MalalaYousafzai say she has been able to stand and write for the first time since being shot and seriously wounded earlier this month. The 15-year-old Yousafzai is undergoing medical treatment in Britain
24.10.2012 [FrontPage Magazine] - That sympathy card is best reserved for the true victim in this gruesome saga, MalalaYousafzai, who currently lies recuperating from her gunshot wounds in a British hospital. Hers is an all-too tragic and true story, one even the barbaric Taliban can
24.10.2012 [Bangkok Post] - The recent shooting of 14-year-old Pakistani student MalalaYousafzai shocked the world and put a spotlight on the fate of children in one of the world's most dangerous places to go to school. But Thailand's three southern border provinces also make it
24.10.2012 [GreaterKashmir.com] - It has been more than a week since MalalaYousafzai, a 14-year-old Pakistani school girl was shot in the head by gunmen while coming back from school and is now under treatment in UK. While mincing no words, this really is a dastardly act and any sane
16.10.2012 [TIME] - The world remains riveted by the story of MalalaYousafzai, the 14-year-old Pakistani girl shot by Taliban gunman because she championed the rights of girls to receive an education. Flown to Birmingham, England, for more medical care, Yousafzai remains
22.10.2012 [Birmingham Mail] - MalalaYousafzai was admitted to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham after being injured in Pakistan, and has since received thousands of good will messages. A statement from the hospital said: "Malala continues to make steady progress and is in
19.10.2012 [Slate Magazine (blog)] - Photo by Arif Ali/AFP/Getty Images. Good news for those following the recovery of teenage Pakistani girls' education activist MalalaYousafzai: She is now awake and was able to stand today for the first time since being shot in the head by the Taliban.
19.10.2012 [Hollywood Life] - There is finally some good news in the tragic story of MalalaYousafzai, the 14-year-old activist from Swat valley, Pakistan, who was brutally shot in the head and neck by the Taliban for her outspoken views on the violence and suppression of women.
19.10.2012 [HispanicBusiness.com] - Pakistani girl MalalaYousafzai, who is being treated in Britain after being shot in the head by the Taliban, could make "pretty much a full recovery" after standing up with help for the first time, doctors said Friday. Dave Rosser, the medical
14.10.2012 [The Atlantic] - As MalalaYousafzai clings to life following a gun attack by the Pakistani Taliban, people around the globe are paying homage to the 14-year-old's bravery in defending her and others' right to an education. One is Abdul Hai Kakar, a former BBC Urdu
18.10.2012 [Daily Beast] - It's been almost two weeks since MalalaYousafzai, the 14-year-old peace activist from Pakistan's Swat Valley, was shot in cold blood for daring to defy the Taliban's archaic beliefs. More than 200 people have been arrested in the case, and
19.10.2012 [Atlanta Black Star] - There was great news coming out of a hospital in the UK as 14-year-old Pakistani schoolgirl MalalaYousafzai stood up for the first time after being shot in the head last week by the Taliban. Though she can't talk because she has a tracheotomy tube in
23.10.2012 [EU News] - The shooting of MalalaYousafzai, a 14 year-old Pakistani girl who dared to advocate education for girls, was strongly condemned by EP President Martin Schulz on Monday. Mr Schulz wished her a swift recovery in the UK and hoped her example would
12.10.2012 [The Atlantic] - On October 11, when the newly minted UN day made its debut, global attention was focused on MalalaYousafzai -- the 14-year-old schoolgirl from Pakistan's northwestern Swat Valley who was shot this week by the Pakistani Taliban for defending her right