Malala Yousafzai Biography


Malala Yousafzai

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Birth Name: Malala Yousafzai
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Birth Country: Pakistan
Birth Sign: cancer
Age:   20 Years
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Youngest Nobel Peace Prize receiver, Malala Yousafzai is a female educational activist from Pakistan. She is renowned as a human right advocacy especially for woman and education. She raised her voice against Taliban in Pakistan and demanded girl’s education. She was shot in the head in 2012 by Taliban member but survived. 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 ethnicity.

Malala's father, Ziauddin Yousafzai, who himself is an educational activist, poet and school owner, motivated her to be a politician. Malala started raising her voice about education rights in Peshawar's local club in September 2008 asking whole audiences "How dare the Taliban take away my basic right to education?” She then started writing as a BBC Blogger about Taliban Influence over her place and girls banned from school. In 2011, she won Pakistan’s National Youth Peace Prize, and was also nominated for International Children's Peace Prize.

Due to her activity against Taliban, Taliban threatened her to her death. It was October 9, 2012 on the way to home from school, Taliban bordered the bus and the gunman shot Malala on left head. But she survived successfully. She attended Khushal Public School till 2012. She is now getting her higher education from Edgbaston High School in Birmingham, England. She has also written a book named I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban, which was released in October 2013 she grew up in Sunni Muslim religion.

 

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Born in Pakistan

1997 12th of July

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 ethnicity.

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Started raising her vioce about Education Rights

2008 of September

Malala's father, Ziauddin Yousafzai, who himself is an educational activist, poet and school owner, motivated her to be a politician. Malala started raising her voice about education rights in Peshawar's local club in September 2008 asking whole audiences "How dare the Taliban take away my basic right to education?”

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Received Pakistan’s National Youth Peace Prize

2011

Malala Yousafzai starting as a BBC Blogger and wrote about Taliban Influence over her place and girls banned from school. In 2011, she won Pakistan’s National Youth Peace Prize, and was also nominated for International Children's Peace Prize.

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Shot by a Taliban Gunman

2012 9th of October

Due to her activity against Taliban, Taliban threatened her to her death. It was October 9, 2012 on the way to home from school, Taliban bordered the bus and the gunman shot Malala on left head. But she survived successfully. 

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Started attending Edgbaston High School

2013 of March

Malala attended Khushal Public School till 2012. After, she was shot by Taliban gunman and survived. She had no major brain damage. She is now getting her higher education from Edgbaston High School in Birmingham, England from March, 2013.

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Published her Autobiography

2013 of October

Malala Yousafzai has also written a book named I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban, which was released in October 2013. She also gave speech at the United Nations in her sixteenth birthday in 2013.

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Won Nobel Peace Prize

2014 of October

Malala was nominated for second time for Nobel Peace Prize in 2014. She along with Indian children's rights activist Kailash Satyarthi received the award in October, 2014. She received the award at the age of seventeen which makes her youngest person to receive the Nobel Prize.

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Also known as Malala Day

2015 12th of July

In her eighteenth birthday on July 12, 20115, also named Malala Day, she took her activity to a new height by opening a school for Syrian refugee girls in Lebanon. It is also made clear; all the expenses will be covered by the Malala Fund. 

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Released a documentary about Yousafzai's life

2015 of October

Director Davis Guggenheim released a documentary based on Malala Yousafzai's life in October, 2015. The title of the documentary is 'He Named Me Malala'. The story of the documentary is Malala life, about her family and her contribution. 

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