Malala Yousafzai My hero

Malala yousafzai is a Pakistani activist for female education and youngest novel prize laureate ever. She is 19 years old and was born on July 12 1997.
"Let us remember: one book, one pen, one child, and one teacher could change the world" - Malala yousafzai. This woman has completely changed the idea of woman's education in people's eyes. This quote means that you don't need a fancy school or have to be wealthy to learn. It's important to understand that anyone can make an impact on the world even if it's as small as giving a dollar to someone in need.
With a growing public platform, Yousafzai continued to speak out about her right, and the right of all women, to an education. Her activism resulted in a nomination for the International Children's Peace Prize in 2011. That same year, she was awarded Pakistan's National Youth Peace Prize.
A few months later, Malala and her family received death threats from the taliban because of her activism. She was worried about her father because he was an anti- taliban activist but her family believed that they would never harm a child to get what they wanted.
On October 9, 2012, Malala was riding a bus with friends on their way home from school, a masked gunman boarded the bus and demanded to know which girl was Malala. When her friends looked toward Malala, her location was given away. The gunman fired at her, hitting Malala in the left side of her head; the bullet then traveled down her neck. Two other girls were also injured in the attack. She was left in critical condition and was flown to a military hospital. Later she was taken out of a medically induced coma and the left side of her face was paralyzed. Everyone who knew her was so sure that the person who shot her was ordered by the taliban.
After that incident, Malala got a lot of support from everyone and that encouraged her to keep fighting for woman's education. On her 16th birthday, she gave a speech at the United Nations. Unfortunately the taliban still considered Malala as a target.
"It's hard to kill. Maybe that's why his hand was shaking." Even though Malala was shot, she does not blame the Taliban for their mistakes. She has such a good heart and she really does see the good in people, Even if that Person dosent deserve a second chance.
Much of the world's population is made up of children and young people. To achieve a peaceful world, it is crucial that the rights of children and young people be respected. Injustices perpetrated against children contribute to the spread of conflicts to future generations. Already at eleven years of age Malala Yousafzai fought for girls right to education.
Even though she still gets threats from the taliban, she still continues to fight for what she believes in. She truly believes and she really wants to make a change in this world, and even though she's in danger, that still dosent stop her until she gets what she wants and accomplishes what she has been working for.
In this world, there are just a few people that just want change and that just have a pure heart. Malala is one of those people. Even after getting shot in the head, she still continues to fight for what she believes in and defend her own kind. I hope to grow up and make a change in the world like Malala is doing and that is why I am proud to call her my Hero.

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