Spotlight on Women’s Rights Activist Malala Yousafzai

Considering I asked the question about feminism last week, I felt a need to re-blog this post from the When Women Inspire blog:

When Women Inspire

Activist Malala Yousafzai. Original Photo Source: AK Rockefeller, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Flickr

Malala Yousafzai first came to public attention in 2009 when she wrote a BBC diary about life in Swat Valley in Northwest Pakistan, where the local Taliban had banned girls from attending school. Her diary chronicled her desire to remain in education and for girls to have the chance to be educated.

She wrote it under a pseudonym, Gul Makai, the name of a heroine from a Pashtun folk tale. Three years later, in 2012, she was shot in the head and neck due to this, after her school bus was boarded by a member of the Taliban. Her recovery process began in Pakistan and continued in England, where she now lives with her family. Today, Malala is 17 years old.

Malala Yousafzai: Awards and Achievements

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2 thoughts on “Spotlight on Women’s Rights Activist Malala Yousafzai

    1. She is far more courageous than anyone I’ve heard of in a long while. I hope she lives a long and fulfilling life.
      And you’re so welcome for the reblog. You had a great post, so the choice was easy.

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