Malala: How One Of The Most Inspirational Women In History Was Shot By Taliban

Malala was the daughter of Ziauddin Yousafzai and Toor Pekai Yousafzai, from a Muslim family of Paschtun ethnicity belonging to the Yusufzai tribe. The family was said to be a middle class family with no money to properly take care of her, even to the point where she had to be born in the house rather than the normal hospital and was assisted by the neighbor during her birth.

Meanwhile, Malala’ s father was said to own a school through which she was able to be educated by him as well. He was an educational activist himself, running a chain of private schools known as the Khushai public schools. Malala aspired to be a doctor, but her father encouraged her to become a politician as well, and he often engaged her in political discussions after her brothers had gone to bed.

This motivated her to have her first talk with the local press club in September 2008 on a question that had to do with tracing the rights that were taken from her by the Talibean, especially that which had to do with her education, down to 2009 when she was a trainee and was then a peer educator in the institute for war and peace reporting with open minds.

The Pakistan Youth Programme works in the region’ s schools to help students engage in constructive discussion on social issues through public debate and dialogue.

Banned From School

Following the little controversy held in the city, the Paskistan Taliban destroyed several more local schools on January 24, 2009. During the period of the Yousafzai examination, which wasn’ t held as a result of the shooting down of schools, they were even told to prepare certain chapters for the exam, but they did not feel like studying at all.

The focus being on school even affected the private school, which was made for males and was not to open until February 9th. It became such a severe situation that even their normal surprise gift, which was always presented to their mother, wasn’ t affordable as a result of the incident that had surrounded the city in the first place.

No one could open his or her shop as many stores were robbed. But Yousafzai always gives women and gentlemen a chance whenever an incident occurs on Mingora Street or in Paskitans as a whole.

Gradually, the boys’ school opened and the Tehrik- i- Taliban Pakistan lifted restrictions on girls’ primary education, which only the girls’ school was closed. The same Yosuafzai wrote that only 70 pupils attended out of 700 enrolled in the boys’ school.

Then, on February 15, the Taliben announced the peace deal on their FM radio studio. After much firing around the town, at first, on hearing the first of its kind, made people scared, which Yousafzai asked them not to be scared that the government had decided to create peace among the cities.

The second was on the lifting of the ban on women’ s education, and girls would be allowed to attend school until an exam is held on March 17, when they have to wear something other than what they have been known as burqas.

The school was finally open on February 25, which YOusafzai wrote in her blog that she and her classmates ” played a lot in class and enjoyed themselves as they used to be. ” She recalled how much fun it was for her at school and how it continued immediately upon their return.

She wrote a lot on her BBC blog, including the invention of her scientific performance, and ended it on March 12, 2009.

But that didn’ t stop her pursuit; she was said to have been approached by a New York Times reporter, Adam B. Ellick, about filming a documentary as the family was separated following the Paskistan army’ s invasion of Mingora during the second Battle of Swat. By then, her father went to Peshawar to protest and lobby for support, while she was sent to stay with her relatives.

Early Activism By Malala Yousafzai

Through the film documentary, Yousafzai was interviewed and made a second appearance on Capital Talk in August 2009, where she started appearing as a public advocate for female education, holding the chair of the District Child Assembly of Khapai Kor Foundation from 2009 to 2010.

Apart from that, she was trained by a local girl empowerment organization, Award Girls, that was run by Gulalai Ismail, who has a perspective on the advice on women’ s rights and empowerment to peacefully oppose radicalization through education.

She was the first Pakistani girl to be nominated for the award of the international children’ s peace prize by the Dutch international children’ s advocacy group, Kidsrights foundation, but was won by Michaela Mycroft of South Africa; not until she was awarded Pakistan’ s first national youth peace prize two months later, in December 2009, just as a result of her being supported in women’ s education.

Murder Threat

While she began to be popular, there arose many death threats from her opposition, which could have been afraid of her appearance.

The threat first started with Facebook, where she was an active user, and was revealed by a Tehrik- i- Taliban Pakistan member, who said that they were forced to kill her during the meeting held in the summer of 2012. It nearly succeeded when she was shot on her way back home on a bus at age 15. She was urgently treated. Though the bullet affected her brain, she continued the fight for women’ s rights after recovery.


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