By: Tamara Gracia Medrano and Marco Hernández
WHY DOES MALALA INSPIRES PEOPLE?
She insipires people to not be afraid of
saying what you think, even if saying it risks
your life, she teaches people that you have
to do what is right and that you don´t have to
be afraid of rasing your voice.
“We realize the importance of our voices only
when we are silenced”
WHO IS MALALA?
Malala was born on 12 July 1997 in Pakistan.
She´s an activist for female education and
and an advocate for human rights in her
hometown Swat Valley.
She is also the youngest Nobel Prize winner.
Her family is against the taliban, her father is
an educational activist.
The Taliban: is an Islamic
fundamentalist political movement
inAfghanistan. It spread throughout
Afghanistan and formed a government, ruling
as the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan
WHAT DID MALALA DO?
When the taliban arrived to pakistan Swat
Valley and prohibited girls to go to school
back in 2008, Malala gave a speech called
"How dare the Taliban take away my basic
right to education?“. Then in 2009 Malala
started a blogg for BBC, she talked about
how it was for girls to live under the threats
and rules from the Taliban, and denying them
A lot of people started visiting the blogg,
she continued to write about the girls right
to have education.
This made her get a nomination for the
Children's Peace Prize in 2011, and she
got awarded with the Pakistan's National
Youth Peace Prize.
WHAT HAPPENED TO MALALA?
In 2012 Malala´s family learned that the taliban
had issued a dead threat against Malala. Her
family thought that the taliban would not hurt a
On October 9, the same year while Malala was
riding a bus to go home, an armed man boarded
the bus and demanded to know what girl was
Malala, friends of her turned to see her, and that
gave her away, the man shot Malala in the side of
head, but the bullet traveled through her neck and
ended up in her left shoulder. She was left in
critical condition but when se was stable they
transfered her to to Birmingham, England
In the United Kingdom she was taken out
of a medical induced coma. She had
multiple surgeries to reconstruct the left
side of her face, she had a major brain
She recovered quickly and soon she was
able to attend school in Birmingham.
AFTER THE ATTACK
As soon as she could Malala started giving
speeches. In her 16th birthday she gave a
sppech at the UN. She has also written an
autobiography, ”I Am Malala: The Girl Who
Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the
Taliban”, which was released in October
MALALA NOBEL PRIZE WIN
In October 2014, Malala received the Nobel Peace
Prize, along with Indian children's rights activist Kailash
Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said: “She is (the)
pride of Pakistan, she has made her countrymen proud.
Her achievement is unparalleled and unequaled. Girls
and boys of the world should take lead from her struggle
and commitment." U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon
described her as "a brave and gentle advocate of peace
who through the simple act of going to school became a