(Malālah Yūsafzay, born 12 July 1997) is a Pakistani school student and education activist from the town of Mingora in the Swat District of Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. She is known for her education and women's rights activism in the Swat Valley, where the Taliban had at times banned girls from attending school. In early 2009, at the age of 11/12, Yousafzai wrote a blog under a pseudonym for the BBC detailing her life under Taliban rule, their attempts to take control of the valley, and her views on promoting education for girls. The following summer, a New York Times documentary was filmed about her life as the Pakistani military intervened in the region, culminating in the Second Battle of Swat. Yousafzai began to rise in prominence, giving interviews in print and on television and taking a position as chairperson of the District Child Assembly Swat. She has since been nominated for the International Children's Peace Prize by Desmond Tutu and has won Pakistan's first National Youth Peace Prize. A number of prominent individuals, including the Canadian Prime Minister, are supporting a petition to nominate Yousafzai for the Nobel Peace Prize.
Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013 [ctv.ca] - Андрей Анферов: In a speech accepting the EU's top human rights award, Pakistani schoolgirl MalalaYousafzai has urged the 28-nation bloc to better help the millions of children who are denied a formal education.
Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013 [ctv.ca] - Андрей Анферов: The most prominent women who appeared onstage Monday night at the Glamour Women of the Year awards was someone whom no one had heard of little more than a year ago -- 16-year-old Pakistani education activist MalalaYousafzai.
This year, 15-year-old MalalaYousafzai becomes one of the youngest females ever to appear on TIME’s annual list of the world’s 100 most influential people. Like Gabby Giffords and Aung San Suu Kyi — both also on this year’s list — the Pakistani schoolgirl shot last October by Taliban ...