Malala Yousafzai Biography and details of Gul Makai Diary is described there. Malala Yousafzai, an embodiment of strength, valour, confidence and courage was born on July 12, 1997 in the town of Mingora in the Swat district of Pakistan’s northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. She is best known for her activism for the rights of women and education. Being a child , it was really challenging for her to stand up for women rights in the Sawat Valley where at times girls are banned to attend school because education is considered to be fruitless for these so calls inferior beings. The Taliban has always been imposing these discriminating rules against women with the use of their threatening powers.
In the beginning of the year 2009, at the age of twelve, Malala with her undoubting courage, took a bold step and wrote a blog under a pseudonym for the BBC in which she portrayed the grim picture of the life under Taliban rule. She also pointed out Taliban’s attempt to takeover the valley and her views to promote education for girls in Swat Valley. Afterwards New York Times filmed a documentary about her life as the Pak military intervened in the region for the culmination of Second Battle of Sawat. In these turbulent times Yousafzai raised her voice by giving interviews to newspapers and television. She was also nominated for the International Children’s Peace Prize by South Africa activist Desmond Tutu.
On October 9, 2012, Yousafzai survived an attack attempting her murder. She was shot in head and neck by Taliban gunmen while returning home in school bus. For few days after this attack, she remained unconscious in critical condition. But soon she was sent to Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham England for further medical treatment. This assassination attempt results in the national and international support for Yousafzai.
Deutsche Welle himself admitted in January 2013 that Yousafzai is ‘The most famous teenager in the world”. United Nation’s special Envoy for Global education launched a UN petition in Yousafzai’s name with the slogan.” I am Malala “. Yousafzai has also been featured on the cover page of the magazine “The 100 most Influential People in the World”. She is winner of Pakistan’s first National Youth Peace, Prize Sakharor Prize for 2013 and Honorary Canadian citizenship.
At present, living in Birmingham, she is actively working for her cause; she has officially opened a library of Birmingham. She spoke at the UN to call for the worldwide education for women. For her cause, she has met Queen Elizabeth 2 in Birmingham palace, spoke at Harvard University, and met with Barrack Obama and with his family. During this meeting she confronted him against drone attack in Pakistan.
Pakistan should be proud of this girl of strength and Valor.