Malala Yousafzai stood up for herself, her education, and for her fundamental rights when confronted by a fearsome terrorists group. Malala created a chain reaction around the world bringing change, light, and hope to girls across the world.
Malala was born July 12, 1997, in Mingora, Pakistan, Her father is Ziauddin Yousafzai. She became an advocate for girls’ education. When she was 14 years old, she got shot in the head by a Taliban.
Malala and her family found out that a Taliban had issued a death threat against her. She had to hide her identity; she used the name Gul Makai. However, she was revealed to be the BBC blogger in December of that year. On October 9, 2012, when Malala was traveling back home when a man boarded her bus and who and where she is. Nobody said anything, but their actions gave her away. He shot her in the head; the bullet traveled down her neck. The shooting left Malala in critical condition. A portion of her skull was removed to treat her swelling brain. Malala was taken out of a medically induced coma. She had suffered no major brain damage. In March 2013, she was able to begin attending school in Birmingham, England. A year after being shot, Malala shares her dreams- and the story of her brave recovery, “My world has changed,” she says, “but I have not.”
"I speak for education of every child, in every corner of the world," Malala says. "There has been discrimination in our society," which she believes must be defeated. "We women are going to bring change. We are speaking up for girls' rights, but we must not behave like men, like they have done in the past."
Malala is known for activism for rights to education and for women. She became the world’s most admired children-rights...
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...p our books and pens." "School is like walking through a magical door to your dreams." "We are starving for education. For us, it is like a precious gift. It's like a diamond."
The Girl Declaration has been created to give girls like Malala all over the world a voice, and we are honored that Malala herself has signed it. Malala shows our children, and all of us, the power of a voice, the power of a child, the power of words and the power of education.
* Malala Yousafzai My Second Life By: Dennis, Alicia, Corcoran, Liz, 10/21/2013, Vol. 80, Web. 3/14/14 Lili.org. Np. March 14, 2014
* “Synopsis”Biography.com. A+E Television Networks, LLC. Np. March 14, 2014
* “THE FIGHTER MALALA YOUSAFZAI” By Aryn Baker; Megan Gibson; Sonia Van Gilder Cooke and Mehboob Ali, MAS Ultra - School Edition, 12/31/2012, Web. 3/13/14 Lili.org Np. Web. March 14, 2014
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