Malala Yousafzai

What Did They Do

Malala Yousafza Is a Pakistani female education activist, she advocates for the rights of women in education and children. Because her homeland of Swat, Pakistan was under the control of the Taliban regime, girls' education was not allowed. After she was shot in 2012 when she was 15, she became a symbol for the fight against the Taliban’s restriction on girls education in Pakistan. During 2009, Yousafzai had written a blog using a pen name, the contents of the blog were mainly about the increasing military activity in Swat and being scared of her school being attacked. When she was found out, she continued to speak out against the Taliban’s ban on education, along with her father. Because she was attacked by the Taliban in 2012, over 2 million Pakistani people signed a petition for the right of education. Thus the National Assembly would ratify the petition into the Right to Free and Compulsory Education Bill in Pakistan. In 2013, Yousafzai and her father would start the Malala Fund, in order to bring awareness to the social and economic situation of girls' education. As well as to inspire girls to take a stand and demand change for themselves.


As a young person Malala Yousafzai had accomplished many things, we couldn't dream of doing when we were so young. Her first and most important accomplishment was being brave enough to speak out against the Taliban, knowing that one of the consequences could have been death. But in accordance, here is a list of her accomplishment:

She was awarded the Youth National Peace Prize for Pakistan
he spoke out against the Taliba. While in the United Kingdom recovering from being shot in the head, Yousafzai spoke out against the Taliban during an interview with TIME.
Yousafzai wor the book “I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up For Education and Was Shot By The Taliban”, it hastily became one of the bestsellers for nonfiction genre.
At 17 she won the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize along with Kailash Satyarthi, a children's right activist from India.

In 2013, Mala was named one of the most influential people according to TIME magazine. ANd on her 16th birthday she gave a speech in the United Nations, making her a symbol for the fight in girls' education.


Yousafzai would struggle with many things in order to accomplish her goal. First and foremost she struggled with being born a girl in her home country, as well as with the Taliban. She was shot in the head in 2012 at the age of 15. She then had to be separated from her parents in order to go to the United Kingdom to recover. Along with that she struggled with mental health, such as depression. She was refused her human rights, shot at, and then separated with her parents, which would cause trauma, and take time to recover from. She still achieved her goal however.

What Do They Mean To Me

Malala Yousafzai is the perfect role model for the phrase “Girl Power''. She is a symbol for the fight for girls' education. To me she means the fight for children's rights. All around the world children are often put to the side or ignored. Sometimes they don’t know their rights and other times they dont have many rights. However children are our future and should be treated equally, with the right to have an education, food, clothes, and overall just human rights. Oftentimes the cases of children are that they live in parts of the world where their government is controlling or they live in third world countries. To me she is a hero to many girls in Pakistan, for fighting for their right for education. She is also a role model to me as a children's rights activist.

How Do They Inspire Me

Malala Yousafzai inspires me in the way she helped children, girls specifically, fight for their rights to have an education. In Yousefzai’s society it is accepted that men are the leader and hold more prominent roles in their society, while women are second. Children learn according to that, that is why girls education was banned under the Taliban's rule, because they saw no need to give girls education if they were to just deal with domestic matters. Malala and her father wanted to change that so that both girls and boys had a right to education. She inspires me to fight for the rights of children. Who are helpless in such matters. Who often have no say in what happens to them. Because they are so young their opinions are disregarded. They should have the opportunity to have basic human rights regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, or religion. I want to fight for children like she did, so that they have the opportunity to have a loving home and to be safe and treated right. I want kids to have their basic human rights and needs met. Malala Yousafzai inspires me to help children that can help themselves, to be a voice that speaks up for others. She inspires me to be brave and take a step for what I believe in. Yousafzai makes me believe that when you have courage and will, you can work for your goal no matter if it seems impossible. Malala Yousafzai was just a girl whens he started fighting for what she believed in. No matter what happened to her she fought for her rights, she faced death in the face head, she knew it was possible for her to get killed, yet she still spoke out anyways. I believe that it takes a special person to have that much courage. I believe that Malala Yousafzai fought for a good cause no matter what she faced she persevered. That will be something I respect from her, her courage and amiability. That is the way she inspires me, something I will hold close to my heart and aspire to be like her. I aspire to be some of her stature, brave and noble, fearless and hard working, no matter what she faced, including death she worked to fulfill her goal to achieve educational rights for girls in Pakistan. Yousafzai was so young when she started her cause, at 12 years old she started her blog speaking out against Taliban rule in her home town and at the age of 17 she was the youngest person in history to win the Nobel Peace Prize in 2014. She is not only an inspiration to me but to other girls all around the world. She fought for her rights and now others use her as a role model to fight for their rights.