Malala Yousfzai- The story of a hero
Malala Yousafzai is a Pakisatni activist (born July 12, 1997, Mingora, Swat valley, Pakistan), Pakistani activist who, while a teenager, spoke out publicly against the prohibition on the education of girls that was imposed by the terrorists groups operating in Pakistan northern areas. She gained global attention when she survived an assassination attempt at age 15. In 2014 Yousafzai and were jointly awarded the Noble prize for Peace in recognition of their efforts on behalf of children’s rights.
Achievements of Malala Yousafzai
- Noble peace prize
- International children peace prize
- National malala peace prize
- Sakharov Prize
- Mother Teresa awards
- Philadelphia Liberty Medal
- Sittar e shujaat( Pakisatn second highest civilian bravery award)
She has initiated several projects and society development works across Pakistan in the field of education and socail development. Malala yousafzai has written several books who reciprocates her intellectual thoughts.
- I’m Malala the girl who stood up
- Malala’s magic pencil
- We are displaced
- I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban
On 12 July 2013, Yousafzai’s 16th birthday, she spoke at the UN to call for worldwide access to education. The UN dubbed the event “Malala Day”. Yousafzai wore one of Benazir’s shawl shawls to the UN. It was her first public speech since the attack, leading the first ever Youth Takeover of the UN, with an audience of over 500 young education advocates from around the world.
The terrorists thought they would change my aims and stop my ambitions, but nothing changed in my life except this: weakness, fear and hopelessness died. Strength, power and courage was born … I am not against anyone, neither am I here to speak in terms of personal revenge against the Taliban or any other terrorist group. I’m here to speak up for the right of education for every child. I want education for the sons and daughters of the Taliban and all terrorists and extremists.
Yousafzai received several standing ovations. Ban Ki-moon, who also spoke at the session, described her as “our hero”. Yousafzai also presented the chamber with “The Education We Want”, a Youth Resolution of education demands written by Youth for Youth, in a process coordinated by the UN Global Education First Youth Advocacy up telling her audience:
Malala day is not my day. Today is the day of every woman, every boy and every girl who have raised their voice for their rights.