Malala Yousaf Zai is a 14-year-old female Pakistani activist. My friend, Nighat Dad, writes about her work and the bullets which tried to silence her Tuesday. Learning her name and her story and spreading it is exactly what the people who tried to kill her didn’t want.
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“Hailing from Mingora Swat, this 14 year-old girl fought to restore peace and promote girls’education in Swat during the stronghold of Taliban in 2008. She was awarded National Peace Award by the former Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gillani for her outstanding and ardent efforts under extremely hostile conditions. She was also bestowed with Sitara-e-Jurrat by the Government of Pakistan acknowledging her courageous services to promote peace. She was the first Pakistani to be nominated for the International Children’s Peace Prize by children’s advocacy group Kids Rights Foundation.
Like many other girls, Malala is a victim of the ban imposed by Taliban on girls’ education during their stronghold of Swat in 2008. The teenager kept encouraging her fellow students to continue with their schoolwork despite of militants’ threats before the Pakistan Military launched an operation and flushed out the militants.”–Nighat Dad’s “Attack on Pakistani youth activist will not shake women’s rights activists“