The story of Malala Yousafzai

In Malala's family there are her father, her mother and two brothers. Her father is a school owner, a poet and an activist for education in Pakistan, her mother didn't go to school. Malala wanted to become a doctor, but then she became an activist for girls education. The Taliban in Pakistan banned television and music. Malala wrote a blog for BBC about her life under Taliban, but posting her blog was very dangerous and BBC editors were worried about her safety.

A New York Times journalist made a documentary about Malala’s life. But her blogging identity was revealed and she gave interviews about women’s rights.

Malala began to receive death threats. On 9/10/2012 she was shot in the head by a Taliban gunman, she survived but she was very seriously injured and she left Pakistan. In Birmingham’s Hospital she had a five houroperation to reconstruct her skull and restore her hearing.

On 12/07/2013 Malala spoke at the United Nations to call for worldwide access to education. She said that the Malala day was the day of every woman, every boy and every girl who have raised their voice for their rights.

In 2014 she received the Nobel Peace Prize for her struggle against the suppression of young people and for the right of all children to education. Today Malala continues to campaign for education taking her message all over the world.

  1. Scritto e pubblicato da Marco Pinzaglia
  2. Classe 3° H A. S. 2019/2020
  3. Scuola Media Montalcini Bari
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