Her blog ended on 12 March 2009. "[72], Yousafzai had come out of her coma by 17 October 2012, was responding well to treatment, and was said to have a good chance of fully recovering without any brain damage. Malala Yousafzai (Urdu: ????? It was an intelligence-based joint operation conducted by ISI, police, and military. "[152], Stewart visibly moved by her words ended the conversation saying, "I am humbled to speak with you". In 2011, Malala became the inaugural recipient of Pakistan’s “National Youth Peace Prize”. She was born into a Pashtun family. The announcement said, "Malala dared to stand up for herself and other girls and used national and international media to let the world know girls should also have the right to go to school. I must be a politician to save this country. [168] Yousafzai's statements conflict with the view that militancy in Pakistan is a result of Western interference,[145] and conservatives and Islamic fundamentalists describe her ideology as "anti-Pakistan" and "anti-Islam". Innocent victims are killed in these acts, and they lead to resentment among the Pakistani people. [54][55], From March 2013 to July 2017, Yousafzai was a pupil at the all-girls Edgbaston High School in Birmingham. [144], The Pakistani government did not comment on Yousafzai's UN appearance, amid a backlash against her in Pakistan's press and social media. [42], After the BBC diary ended, Yousafzai and her father were approached by New York Times reporter Adam B. Ellick about filming a documentary. Malala is also a former Blogger for BBC Urdu. [6] In early 2009, when she was 11–12, she wrote a blog under a pseudonym for the BBC Urdu detailing her life during the Pakistani Taliban occupation of Swat. 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She aspired to become a doctor, but later, her father encouraged her to become a politician instead. [64] After a five-hour operation, doctors successfully removed the bullet, which had lodged in her shoulder near her spinal cord. On October 15, 2012, UN’s Special Envoy Gordon Brown launched a petition in her name, using the slogan ‘I am Malala’. On 3 January 2009, Yousafzai's first entry was posted to the BBC Urdu blog. Born in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan, Malala was inspired as a child by her father’s humanitarian deeds and philosophy. But everything changed when the Taliban took control of our town in Swat Valley. Death threats against her were published in newspapers and slipped under her door. In 2017, She became the youngest ever United Nations ‘Messenger of Peace’. In June 2015, the Malala Fund released a statement in which Yousafzai argues that the Rohingya people deserve "citizenship in the country where they were born and have lived for generations" along with "equal rights and opportunities." [96], On 12 October 2012, a group of 50 Islamic clerics in Pakistan issued a fatwā – a ruling of Islamic law – against the Taliban gunmen who tried to kill Yousafzai. Actor: Shah Rukh Khan. Her plane landed in Birmingham, England where she was treated at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, one of the specialties of this hospital being the treatment of military personnel injured in conflict. Malala Yousafzai official website malala.org. The following day, Yousafzai also read for the first time excerpts from her blog that had been published in a local newspaper. BIRTHPLACE: (Mingora) Swat . In 2017, she was awarded honorary Canadian citizenship and became the youngest person to address the House of Commons of Canada. "[133] She repeated this aim in 2015[134] and 2016. Ironically, perceptions about Malala are mostly negative in her native Pakistan. January 2012: Anne Frank Award for Moral Courage, December 2012: Rome Prize for Peace and Humanitarian Action, January 2013: Top Name in Annual Survey of Global English in 2012, March 2013: Memminger Freiheitspreis 1525, March 2013: Doughty Street Advocacy award of, April 2013: Vital Voices Global Leadership Awards, Global Trailblazer, May 2013: Premi Internacional Catalunya Award of Catalonia, May 2013, June 2013: Annual Award for Development of the, June 2013: International Campaigner of the Year, 2013, 2013: GG2 Hammer Award at GG2 Leadership Awards (November), 2013: International Prize for Equality and Non-Discrimination, 2014: Awarded Honorary Life Membership by the PSEU (Ireland), 2016: Honorary President of The Students' Union of the, 2017: Received honorary doctorate from the, 2018: Gleitsman Award from the Center for the Public Leadership at Harvard Kennedy School, 2019: For their first match of March 2019, the women of the, 2020: Malala Yousefzai Elementary School (referred to as Malala Elementary) in, This page was last edited on 28 October 2020, at 19:46. At Malala Yousafzai’s 2013 speech at the United Nations, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon pronounced July 12th – Yousafzai’s birthday – ‘Malala Day’ in honor of the young leader’s activism to ensure education for all children. In early 2009, Malala started writing a blog for. Malala considers Muhammad Ali Jinnah and Benazir Bhutto as her role models. The assassination attempt was, supposedly, retaliation against her activism. [167][168] A Dawn columnist alleges that she is scapegoated by the failing state government,[167] and a journalist in The Nation wrote that Yousafzai is hated by "overzealous patriots" who are keen to deny oppression of women in the country. Her father had read in the newspaper that the government and the militants were going to sign a peace deal the next day. [60], Malala Yousafzai envisioning a confrontation with the Taliban[34]. Pointing out that the person who attacked her was a young boy, she says that "He thought he was doing the right thing". The school, funded by the not-for-profit Malala Fund, offers education and training to girls aged 14 to 18 years. Yousafzai was born on 12 July 1997 in the Swat District of Pakistan's northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, into a lower-middle-class family. [46][47], In 2011 Yousafzai trained with local girls' empowerment organisation, Aware Girls, run by Gulalai Ismail whose training includes advice on women's rights and empowerment to peacefully oppose radicalisation through education. [183][184][185][186], Yousafzai's memoir I Am Malala: The Story of the Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban, co-written with British journalist Christina Lamb, was published in October 2013 by Little, Brown and Company in the US and by Weidenfeld & Nicolson in the UK. [21] She is the daughter of Ziauddin Yousafzai and Tor Pekai Yousafzai. Malala Yousafzai is a Pakistani who at the age of 17, became the youngest person to win the Nobel Peace Prize after surviving an assassination attempt by the Taliban. [41] Three days later, Pakistani Taliban leader Maulana Fazlulla announced on his FM radio station that he was lifting the ban on women's education, and girls would be allowed to attend school until exams were held on 17 March, but they had to wear burqas. [24] She was given her first name Malala (meaning "grief-stricken")[25] after Malalai of Maiwand, a famous Pashtun poet and warrior woman from southern Afghanistan. [87], American singer Madonna dedicated her song "Human Nature" to Yousafzai at a concert in Los Angeles the day of the attack,[88] as well had a temporary Malala tattoo on her back. Malala's Brothers (Khushal and Atal) Malala has two younger brothers, their names are Khushal, (14 years of age) and Atal (9 years of age). My three friends have shifted to Peshawar, Lahore and Rawalpindi with their families after this edict. The only alternative was Yousafzai, four years younger than the original volunteer, and in seventh grade at the time. [165], Asked about the presidency of Donald Trump, Yousafzai said: "Some of the things have really disappointed me, like sexual harassment and the ban on Muslims and racism. There are so many crises in our country. She urges world leaders, particularly in Myanmar, to "halt the inhuman persecution of Burma's Muslim minority Rohingya people. Yousafzai's family was denied permission to attend the award ceremony in India by Pakistani authorities over security concerns, so the award was smuggled to her father by British-Pakistani film maker Sevy Ali. Siblings: Khushal Yousafzai, Atal Yousafzai Interesting Facts (biography) about Malala Yousafzai Malala Yousafzai is a Pakistani who at the age of 17, became the youngest person to win the Nobel Peace Prize after surviving an assassination attempt by the Taliban. [31] In 2009, Yousafzai began as a trainee and then a peer educator in the Institute for War and Peace Reporting's Open Minds Pakistan youth programme, which worked in schools in the region to help young people engage in constructive discussion on social issues through the tools of journalism, public debate and dialogue. Only this will free us from the chains of bigotry and exploitation. [145][146], Words from the speech were used as lyrics for "Speak Out", a song by Kate Whitley commissioned by BBC Radio 3 and broadcast on International Women's Day 2017.[147][148]. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. We have an ideology that advocates peace. It is believed that all other men who shot Yousafzai fled to Afghanistan afterwards and were never even captured. [12] In 2012, she was the recipient of Pakistan's first National Youth Peace Prize and the 2013 Sakharov Prize. Mainly she was inspired by her father’s thoughts and his works. A team of doctors would travel with her, and the government would bear the cost of her treatment. [172], Conspiracy theorists in newspapers and on social media have alleged that Yousafzai staged her assassination attempt, or that she is an agent of the American Central Intelligence Agency. In 2013, she co-authored an autobiographical book titled, On July 12, 2013, her 16th birthday, Malala addressed the United Nations and called for worldwide access to education. The petition demanded that no child should be left out of school by 2015 in Pakistan. I want education for the sons and daughters of the Taliban and all terrorists and extremists.[140]. "I'm really bored because I have no books to read," Yousafzai is filmed saying in the documentary. then I would reply to myself, 'Malala, just take a shoe and hit him.' Her family came to run a chain of schools in the region. Her advocacy has grown into an international movement, and according to former Pakistani Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, she has become "the most prominent citizen" of the country.Yousafzai was born to a Pashtun family in Mingora, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. Malala’s best quote is “I tell my story not because it is unique, but because it is the story of many girls.”, International Children’s Peace Prize (nominee), Sitara-e-Shujaat, Pakistan’s third-highest civilian bravery award, Foreign Policy magazine top 100 global thinker, Time magazine Person of the Year shortlist for 2012, Rome Prize for Peace and Humanitarian Action, Top Name in Annual Survey of Global English in 2012. [84] United States President Barack Obama found the attack "reprehensible, disgusting and tragic",[85] while Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Yousafzai had been "very brave in standing up for the rights of girls" and that the attackers had been "threatened by that kind of empowerment". [136] In an interview with David Letterman, for Netflix's show My Next Guest Needs No Introduction, Yousafzai was asked: "Would you ever want to hold a political position?"

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