Islamabad (July 12, 2017): Malala Yousafzai is a Pakistani activist for female education and the youngest-ever Nobel Prize laureate. She was born on July 12, 1997 in Mingora, Swat.
She wrote diary about her life under Taliban rule in north-west Pakistan under a pseudonym ‘Gul Makai’ for the BBC Urdu which chronicled her desire to remain in education and for girls to have the chance to be educated.
In afternoon of 9 October 2012, Yousafzai was shot and injured by militants when she was seated on a bus heading to home from school.
The Taliban said that they targeted her for “promoting secular education.”
Following the brutal attack on her, Malala was moved to the UK where she underwent surgery.
After recovery, she began attending Edgbaston High School and her father has been given a job with the Pakistani consulate in Birmingham.
She was announced as the co-recipient of the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize, along with Kailash Satyarthi, for her struggle against the suppression of children and young people and for the right of all children to education.
Malala was invited to address United Nations General Assembly and she called on UN then Secretary General Ban Ki-moon.
Malala Yousafzai was among guests at the reception at Buckingham Palace. She gave the Queen a copy of her book, I Am Malala. She also called on US then President Barack Hussein Obama.
Nobel Peace prize laureate Malala Yousafzai says she is “humbled” to become the sixth person to receive an honorary Canadian citizenship.
United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres has selected Pakistani Nobel Peace Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai for UN messenger of peace, the highest honour bestowed by the UN chief on a global citizen.