(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.
Für ihren Einsatz für die Bildung von Mädchen ist die Kinderrechtsaktivistin MalalaYousafzai in Den Haag mit dem Internationalen Kinder-Friedenspreis ausgezeichnet worden. Die... - 09.09.2013, ZoomInDE
MalalaYousafzai, the Pakistani teenager shot by the Taliban after campaigning for women's rights, was named an Amnesty International Ambassador of Conscience at a ceremony in... - 09.20.2013, zoominworldnews
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
23.10.2012 [International Business Times] - Hina fears she may suffer the same fate as MalalaYousafzai, the critic of the Taliban who was shot in the head earlier this month and became a global icon. "I can't go to school, I can't go out of the house, I can't even go to the market since these
23.10.2012 [The News International] - ISLAMABAD: The Taliban's newest threat to yet another schoolgirl, Hina Khan, who had fled Swat and moved to Islamabad in her quest for education, has belied the stance of the Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) that MalalaYousafzai was targeted for
09.10.2012 PESHAWAR: Gunmen shot and wounded a teenage Pakistani children's rights activist as she boarded a school bus on Tuesday in the former Taliban stronghold of Swat, police said. MalalaYousafzai, 14, won international ...
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.
12.10.2012 Fourteen-year-old MalalaYousafzai came to international attention in 2009 when she wrote a blog for the BBC's Urdu service about life under the Taliban. She and her father, Ziaudduin Yousafzai, who owned and ran a girls' ...