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About Malala Yousafzai, Education Activist
- Malala Yousafzai Wikipedia Bio
Born: 7/12/1997 Mingora, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. She has two brothers. Malala, a Pakistani school student whose life was changed forever 10/9/2012 due to an assassination attempt on her life by Taliban gunmen.
Malala survived the gunshots she received and was able to recover fully.
The assassination attempt sparked National and International attention, which has thrust Malala in to the spotlight of the World.
January 2013- United Nations Special Envoy for Global Education, Gordon Brown, launched a petition initiative for all the World
s children to be able to attend school by the year 2015.
"I am Malala" was the slogan for this campaign.
This U.N. campaign helped ratify the Country of Pakistan
s first "Right to Education" Bill into Law.
4/29/2013- Malala appears on the cover of Time magazine. Malala has made Time
s list of "The 100 Most Influential People in the World" [http://time100.time.com/2013/04/18/time-100/slide/malala-yousafzai/]
Malala is the first recipient of the Country of Pakistan
s "National Youth Peace Prize" and she is the recipient of the "Sakharov Prize" for 2013 [http://tribune.com.pk/story/309285/national-peace-prize-to-be-named-after-malala-yousafzai-gilani/] [http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2013/10/10/231417018/malala-yousafzai-awarded-sakharov-prize]
Also in 2013- Malala was nominated for, but did not receive, the "Nobel Peace Prize" [http://www.cnn.com/2013/10/11/world/europe/nobel-peace-prize-speculation-malala/]
7/12/2013- Malala spoke at the United Nations assembly, calling for worldwide access to education. [http://www.cnn.com/2013/07/12/world/united-nations-malala/index.html]
9/2013- Malala officially opened the "Library of Birmingham" [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Library_of_Birmingham]
Currently, Malala resides in Birmingham, England with her father.