(Malālah Yūsafzay, born 12 July 1997) is a Pakistani school student and education activist from the town of Mingora in the Swat District of Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. She is known for her education and women's rights activism in the Swat Valley, where the Taliban had at times banned girls from attending school. In early 2009, at the age of 11/12, Yousafzai wrote a blog under a pseudonym for the BBC detailing her life under Taliban rule, their attempts to take control of the valley, and her views on promoting education for girls. The following summer, a New York Times documentary was filmed about her life as the Pakistani military intervened in the region, culminating in the Second Battle of Swat. Yousafzai began to rise in prominence, giving interviews in print and on television and taking a position as chairperson of the District Child Assembly Swat. She has since been nominated for the International Children's Peace Prize by Desmond Tutu and has won Pakistan's first National Youth Peace Prize. A number of prominent individuals, including the Canadian Prime Minister, are supporting a petition to nominate Yousafzai for the Nobel Peace Prize.
12.10.2012 [News Tribe] - SPARC and Child Rights clubs condemn attack on MalalaYousafzai. By Shahid Abbasi Oct 12th, 2012 ( No Comment ). Islamabad: The Society for the Protection of the Rights of the Child (SPARC) and Child Rights Clubs jointly observed a peaceful protest
11.10.2012 [News Tribe] - Madonna dedicates song to MalalaYousafzai at concert. Los Angeles: Madonna dedicated a song to Pakistani child activist MalalaYousafzai during her MDNA Tour to Staples Center, Los Angeles on Wednesday. “This song is for you, Malala,” she said and
14.10.2012 The same day, in nearby Swat, another Pakistani child, 14 year old MalalaYousafzai, was gunned down by the Pakistani Taliban because she was an advocate of education for girls. They stopped her school bus, asked for ...