When she was still a young girl, Malala Yousafzai worked against the Taliban in Pakistan, and demanded that all girls should be allowed to have a proper education. In fact, Malala was shot in the head by a gunman from Taliban in 2012. However, she survived the shot, and received a Nobel Peace Prize.

A Quote by Her


“If I win Nobel Peace Prize, it would be a great opportunity for me, but if I don’t get it, it’s not important because my goal is not to get Nobel Peace Prize, my goal is to get peace and my goal is to see the education of every child.” —Malala Yousafzai



Malala Yousafzai was born in Mingora, Pakistan, on July 12, 1997. When she was just a child, Yousafzai was an advocate who demanded that all girls should get a proper education. As a result, the Taliban issued a death threat against her, and on October 9, 2012, a gunman hired by the Taliban, shot Malala when she was going home from her school. However, Malala survived, and even though they did that, she continued speaking out on the importance of education for girls. Moreover, in 2013, she was nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize, and in 2014, she won it after being nominated again, which made her the youngest person to receive the Nobel Peace Prize.

Initial Activism

Yousafzai used to attend school thatwas founded by her father, Ziauddin Yousafzai. However, after the Taliban started attacking girls’ schools in Swat, Malala wrote and gave a speech in Peshawar, Pakistan, in September 2008, with the title “How dare the Taliban take away my basic right to education?”


Moreover, in the early beginning of 2009, she started blogging about how it feels like to live under the Taliban’s threats to take away her right of having an education for the BBC. In fact, Malala used a disguise name “Gul Makai” so that she can hide her identity from Taliban. However, she was revealed to be the BBC blogger in December of that year.