Malala Yousafzai

Title

Malala Yousafzai

Subject

Education

Description

Young woman who works to educate girls in Pakistan

Creator

Amy French

Source

Image: White House, public domain

Birth Date

1997

Birthplace

Mingora, Pakistan

Occupation

Children's activist, women's right activist

Biographical Text

Yousafzai is a Pakistani girl who became famous for her activism in the fight to allow girls in the Swat region to attend school. In October of 2012, she survived an assassination attempt by the Taliban who attempted to stop her advocacy. She was shot in the head, just above her left eye, while she walked to school. She recovered from the incident and continues to take an active role in the effort for education. She recently formed the Malala Fund to support her efforts to make sure that girls receive education. In 2014, she won the Nobel Peace Prize. She was the youngest person to be nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize.

"I don't want to be remembered as the girl who was shot.. I want to be remembered as the girl who stood up." Malala

"I speak not for myself but for those without voice...those who have fought for their rights...their right to live with peace, their right to be treated with dignity, their right to equality of opportunity, their right to be educated." Malala

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Date Added
June 12, 2014
Collection
Reform (Social or Labor)
Item Type
Person
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Citation
Amy French, “Malala Yousafzai,” Women Who Dared, accessed November 17, 2019, https://womenwhodared.omeka.net/items/show/37.