Spotlight on Women’s Rights Activist Malala Yousafzai

I would like to thank Christy Birmingham and Amalia Pedemonte Aquileana, for this beautiful post.

When Women Inspire

Activist Malala Yousafzai. Original Photo Source: AK Rockefeller, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Flickr

Malala Yousafzai first came to public attention in 2009 when she wrote a BBC diary about life in Swat Valley in Northwest Pakistan, where the local Taliban had banned girls from attending school. Her diary chronicled her desire to remain in education and for girls to have the chance to be educated.

She wrote it under a pseudonym, Gul Makai, the name of a heroine from a Pashtun folk tale. Three years later, in 2012, she was shot in the head and neck due to this, after her school bus was boarded by a member of the Taliban. Her recovery process began in Pakistan and continued in England, where she now lives with her family. Today, Malala is 17 years old.

Malala Yousafzai: Awards and Achievements

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4 thoughts on “Spotlight on Women’s Rights Activist Malala Yousafzai

  1. Christy Birmingham October 30, 2014 at 02:38 Reply

    I appreciate the reblog, Maxima. Thank you, my friend, on behalf of Aquileana and I 🙂

  2. D.G.Kaye October 30, 2014 at 02:12 Reply

    I read this wonderful post on Christy’s page, lovely of you to reblog. 🙂

  3. BroadBlogs October 28, 2014 at 18:53 Reply

    This is great! Thanks for re-blogging.

  4. Aquileana October 28, 2014 at 18:23 Reply

    How amazingly kind of you to reblog this post, dear Maxima ⭐
    Thanks on behalf of Christy and on my behalf… All the very best to you, Aquileana 😛

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