(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.
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.
20.10.2012 [GoErie.com] - Such is the case with MalalaYousafzai, the 14-year-old Pakistani girl whose shooting on a school bus in the Swat Valley sparked headlines and outrage here and around the world. Yousafzai, who was in critical condition after emergency surgery, has been
15.10.2012 [Examiner.com] - MalalaYousafzai, a teenager from the Swat Valley in Pakistan was shot in the head last week by the Taliban because of her unflinching quest for education despite all odds. The attack on the unarmed, 14 year old girl has alarmed the whole world. It has
09.10.2012 A 14-year-old rights activist who has campaigned for girls' education has been shot and injured in the Swat Valley in north-west Pakistan. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-19882799. I don't understand this. I can't believe ...
22.10.2012 - attention was focused on MalalaYousafzai — the 14-year-old schoolgirl from Pakistan’s northwestern Swat Valley who was shot […] .” A statement tweeted by UNICEF on October 11 said, “Today our thoughts are with MalalaYousafzai, the inspirational 14 […] the attack on Malala. “If Pakistan has a future, it is embodied in MalalaYousafzai,” the editorial reads. “Malala has
09.10.2012 MalalaYousafzai is a 14 year old activist living in the Swat valley of Pakistan. Her mission is to see that girls have access to education. She and her father have publicly defied the Taliban who have moved into the valley and ...
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.
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
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
11.10.2012 The Nobel Women's Initiative has issued a statement in response to the attack against Pakistan's MalalaYousafzai, the 14 year-old campaigner for girls rights in north-westerner Pakistan's Swat Valley. Malala was shot by ...