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Malala Yousafzai


Became the youngest Nobel Serenity Prize recipient ever sold on her behalf advocacy for woman education in Pakistan. She utilized her Nobel Serenity Prize money to greatly help restore 65 colleges in Gaza. Surviving in Pakistan’s Swat valley, a hotbed of Taliban activity, she started writing a blog page about her encounters and her thoughts about becoming forbidden from likely to college. By Oct 2012, she’d are more outspoken in her sights; she was shot and significantly wounded inside a failed Taliban assassination attempt. Her dad was also threatened with loss of life for her activities. In acknowledgement of her remarkable bravery the U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon announced November 10 as Malala Day time.

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Full Name Malala Yousafzai
Date Of Birth July 12, 1997
Place Of Birth Mingora, Pakistan
Profession Civil Rights Leader
Education Edgbaston High School, Khushal Public School
Nationality Pakistani
Parents Ziauddin Yousafzai, Tor Pekai Yousafzai
Siblings Atal Yousafzai, Khushal Yousafzai
Awards Nobel Peace Prize, Sakharov Prize, National Malala Peace Prize, Glamour Award for The Girls' Hero, Simone de Beauvoir Prize, United Nations Prize in the Field of Human Rights, Ambassador of Conscience Award, Mother Teresa Awards, Goodreads Choice Awards Best Memoir & Autobiography, Shorty Award for Teen Hero
Nominations International Children's Peace Prize, Shorty Award for Best in Activism
Movies He Named Me Malala
Star Sign Cancer

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1 Is the world youngest Nobel Peace Prize winner. [2014].
2 Grew up in the Swat Valley in northern Pakistan.
3 Was named Malala, after Malalai, the famous Pashtun heroine.
4 Co-founder of the Malala Fund, an organization to empower girls through education in developing countries.
5 Malala is an education activist.
6 Daughter of Ziauddin Yousafzai.
7 Was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2014.
8 Has an asteroid named after her. NASA astrophysicist Amy Mainzer discovered the asteroid 316201 on June 23 2010 and gave it the name "316201 Malala", or "2010 ML48". Mainzer decided Malala deserved to be immortalized after reading her story of activism promoting the right of girls' to go to school in Pakistan. The asteroid is about 4 kilometers in diameter with a very dark surface (the color of printer toner) and it circles the sun between Mars and Jupiter every 5.5 years.
9 Girl Meets World: Girl Meets Flaws (2014) (which her name and actions were discussed in) originally premiered the week that she became the youngest-ever recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize.
10 Named one of "The 100 Most Influential People in the World" by Time Magazine. [April 2014].
11 Nominated for 2013 Nobel Peace Prize but did not win it.
12 Addressed the United Nations Youth Assembly on her 16th birthday (July, 12 2013).
13 She fights for the rights of women because "they are the ones who suffer the most".
14 Survived a shot in the head on a school bus by Taliban gunmen because of her campaign for girls' rights, such as education. [October 9, 2012].



Good Morning America 2014-2015 TV Series Herself - Guest / Herself
Newsroom Tokyo 2015 TV Series Herself
Global Citizen Festival 2015 TV Movie Herself
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert 2015 TV Series Herself
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show 2015 TV Series Herself
He Named Me Malala 2015 Documentary Herself
The Daily Show 2013-2015 TV Series Herself
Skavlan 2013 TV Series Herself - Guest
Fox Report 2013 TV Series Herself
Daily Mirror: The Pride of Britain Awards 2013 TV Special Herself

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Shaun Micallef's Mad as Hell 2014 TV Series Herself
Democracy Now! 2014 TV Series Herself
Fantástico 2012 TV Series documentary Herself

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1 For my brothers it was easy to think about the future. They can be anything they want. But for me it was hard and for that reason I wanted to become educated and empower myself with knowledge.
2 I wanted to speak up for my rights. And also I didn't want my future to be just sitting in a room and be imprisoned in my four walls, just cooking and giving birth to children. I didn't want to see my life in that way.
3 [on emerging from her coma] I opened my eyes and the first thing I saw was that I was in a hospital and I could see nurses and doctors. I thanked God - 'O Allah, I thank you because you have given me a new life and I am alive'.
4 One child, one teacher, one book, one pen can change the world.
5 [on the Taliban] I think they may be regretting that they shot Malala. Now she is heard in every corner of the world.
6 [to the UN on her attempted assassination] Weakness, fear and hopelessness died. Strength, power and courage was born.
7 I want every girl, every child, to be educated.

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