(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.
19.10.2012 [Sentinel and Enterprise] - Fourteen-year-old MalalaYousafzai was shot in the head by members of the Taliban last week in Mingora, Pakistan. According to the radicals, she was "using her tongue and pen against Islam and Muslims, so she was punished for her crime by the blessing
10.10.2012 On Tuesday afternoon, Taliban militants attacked and seriously injured MalalaYousafzai, a fourteen-year-old campaigner for education for girls in Mingora, a town in Swat Valley, in Pakistan's North Western Frontier Province.