In October 2012, the attempted murder of 15-year-old Pakistani schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai shocked the world. This chilling crime was a response to Malala’s tireless dedication to the campaign for girls’ education: Malala had been blogging about the situation in Pakistan, and had taken part in documentaries and interviews.
|By Global Partnership for Education|
Despite receiving threats of violence, she refused to stop campaigning, showing immense dedication and bravery. Since the attack, Malala has continued her activism, and is now a global figure representing the rights of women and girls. Recently, she spoke before the United Nations, and she has even co-written her own memoir, “I Am Malala”, about her life as an activist. Despite the terrible violence she has experienced, Malala continues to fight for girls’ education, showing great dignity, maturity and courage.
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By Bridget Coulter