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Malala Yousafzai | The Courage to Advocate Education for Girls

Malala Yousafzai | The Courage to Advocate Education for Girls

Oct 9, 2013

Malala Yousufzai is the youngest person to ever be nominated for the nobel peace price an advocate of education for girls and at 16 years of age she is the world’s bravest teenager. Malala had the courage to speak out publicly against the Taliban raising her voice on every platform media channel newspaper she could to let the world know that in her hometown they were suffering from terrorism.

Malala is from Swat, Pakistan and in the 7th grade she began to write an online diary in early 2009 about the critical situation she was facing at the time. The Taliban had blown up more than 400 schools banning the education for girls and slaughtering people. She also began working for children rights, the education for girls in Swat and on October 8th 2012 she was shot in the head by the Taliban riding the bus on her way home from school.


Malala was on The Daily Show with John Stewart recently on Tuesday, October 8th –  Read more to watch her exclusive interview on the show of her remarkable inspiring story – Part I.

To view entire interview of Part 1, 2 & 3 please visit The Daily Show at:

Her memoir came out on Tuesday October 8th 2013 to mark the anniversary of the shooting and her fight for education. I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and was Shot by the Taliban:

Malala is also in the feature film Girl Rising which journeys around the globe to witness the strength of the human spirit and the power of education to change the world. Girl Rising is a global action campaign for girls’ education and the film was released in theaters March 7th, 2013, on the eve of International Women’s Day. October 11 2013 is the UN’s International Day of the Girl in celebration of girl champions around the world. To learn more or host a screening in your community visit:

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