At her house in Mingorashe lived with her two younger brothers, Khushal and Atal, her parents, Ziauddin and Toor Pekai, and two pet chickens. They decided to ask a schoolgirl to blog anonymously about her life there. Their correspondent in PeshawarAbdul Hai Kakar, had been in touch with a local school teacher, Ziauddin Yousafzai, but could not find any students willing to do so, as it was considered too dangerous by their families. Finally, Yousafzai suggested his own daughter, year-old Malala.
She is the daughter of Ziauddin and Tor Pekai Yousafzai and has two younger brothers. At a very young age, Malala developed a thirst for knowledge.
She later wrote that her father told her stories about how she would toddle into classes even before she could talk and acted as if she were the teacher. Inwhen Malala was ten years old, the situation in the Swat Valley rapidly changed for her family and community.
The Taliban began to control the Swat Valley and quickly became the dominant socio-political force throughout much of northwestern Pakistan. Girls were banned from attending school, and cultural activities like dancing and watching television were prohibited. Suicide attacks were widespread, and the group made its opposition to a proper education for girls a cornerstone of its terror campaign.
By the end ofthe Taliban had destroyed some schools. Determined to go to school and with a firm belief in her right to an education, Malala stood up to the Taliban.
Alongside her father, Malala quickly became a critic of their tactics. She wrote about life in the Swat Valley under Taliban rule, and about her desire to go to school. Malala was 11 years old when she wrote her first BBC diary entry.
On her return, after weeks of being away from Swat, Malala once again used the media and continued her public campaign for her right to go to school. Her voice grew louder, and over the course of the next three years, she and her father became known throughout Pakistan for their determination to give Pakistani girls access to a free quality education.
But, not everyone supported and welcomed her campaign to bring about change in Swat. On the morning of October 9,year-old Malala Yousafzai was shot by the Taliban. Seated on a bus heading home from school, Malala was talking with her friends about schoolwork.
Two members of the Taliban stopped the bus.
A young bearded Talib asked for Malala by name, and fired three shots at her. One of the bullets entered and exited her head and lodged in her shoulder.
Malala was seriously wounded. That same day, she was airlifted to a Pakistani military hospital in Peshawar and four days later to an intensive care unit in Birmingham, England. Once she was in the United Kingdom, Malala was taken out of a medically induced coma.
Though she would require multiple surgeries, including repair of a facial nerve to fix the paralyzed left side of her face, she had suffered no major brain damage. In Marchafter weeks of treatment and therapy, Malala was able to begin attending school in Birmingham.
After the shooting, her incredible recovery and return to school resulted in a global outpouring of support for Malala. Inthrough the Malala Fund, the organization she co-founded with her father, Malala traveled to Jordan to meet Syrian refugees, to Kenya to meet young female students, and finally to northern Nigeria for her 17th birthday.
In Nigeria, she spoke out in support of the abducted girls who were kidnapped earlier that year by Boko Haram, a terrorist group which, like the Taliban, tries to stop girls from going to school.
At age 17, she became the youngest person to receive this prize.Malala Yousafzai’s journey from a near-death experience to winning the Nobel Peace Prize. Jul 12, · Pakistani rights activist Malala Yousafzai addresses the media in Birmingham, England, October 10, , after receiving the Nobel Peace Prize.
Dec 11, · "My great hope is that this will be the last time we must fight for the education of our children. Let us solve this once and for all." Join her movement to. Apr 18, · Watch video · LAHORE, Pakistan – To most of the world, Nobel Peace Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai is an icon for girls’ education and empowerment.
In Pakistan, many despise her. Both celebrations and. The Nobel Peace Prize was awarded jointly to Kailash Satyarthi and Malala Yousafzai "for their struggle against the suppression of children and young people and .
Dec 02, · Youngest Nobel Peace Prize receiver, Malala Yousafzai was born in Swat District, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, Pakistan to Tor Pekai Yousafzai and Ziauddin Yousafzai. She has two younger brothers; Atal Yousafzai and Khushal Yousafzai. She belongs to Pashtun leslutinsduphoenix.com Of Birth: Pakistan.