(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.
14.10.2012 [News Tribe] - Rawalpindi: The Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) on Sunday said that the 14 year old peace activist MalalaYousafzai, who is fighting for her life in Combined Military Hospital (CMH) Rawalpindi after a Taliban attack in Mingora, was once again
12.10.2012 [Telegraph.co.uk (blog)] - There are undoubtedly other worthy laureates, such as MalalaYousafzai, the young Pakistani peace activist shot this week, but the European Union does have valid claims to peacemaking, and is undeserving of the … of cynicism unleashed against it
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
12.10.2012 [News Tribe] - Islamabad: Pakistani security official on Friday claimed that the banned outfit Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) is preparing to attack media offices, which condemned the banned outfit for attacking 14 year old peace activist MalalaYousafzai. Malala, a
14.09.2013 - MalalaYousafzai, Mikhail Khodorkovsky, Edward Snowden, and the Belarusian political prisoners Ales Byalyatski, Eduard […] expression.The favorite to win is the Pakistani education activist and Nobel Peace Prize nominee MalalaYousafzai, who is backed
11.10.2012 Pakistani schoolgirl protesting for peace shot by Taliban. Taliban gunmen in Pakistan shot 14-year-old schoolgirl MalalaYousafzai in the head and neck, leaving her severely wounded on Tuesday. The girl is well known for ...