Malala Yousafzai, born in 1997, is a Pakistani activist known for fighting for education rights for girls under the Taliban regime. She was awarded Pakistan’s National Youth Peace Prize for her cause of education. On October 9, 2012, a Taliban gunman shot Malala in her head and neck in an assassination attempt. Pakistan authorities subsequently offered an US$100,000 bounty on capture of the attacker. She remains in critical condition.
The Norwegian Nobel committee is often criticised for putting politics and celebrity ahead of causes in its annual selection of its peace prize receipient.Tuesday, 14 October, 2014, 3:33pm
Pakistani education activist Malala Yousafzai and India's Kailash Satyarthi won the Nobel Peace Prize yesterday for risking their lives to fight for children's rights.11 Oct 2014 - 4:33am 6 comments
Pakistani teenager Malala Yousafzai was handed the EU’s prestigious Sakharov human rights prize on Wednesday in recognition of her crusade for the right of all children, girls and boys, to an education.20 Nov 2013 - 8:22pm
Malala Yousafzai was reduced to fits of laughter on Friday by Queen Elizabeth II’s husband Prince Philip as she met the royal couple at Buckingham Palace.
The 16-year-old, who was shot by the Taliban for championing girls’ rights to an education, met Queen Elizabeth at a reception for youth, education and the Commonwealth.18 Oct 2013 - 9:09pm
The 16-year-old had been hotly tipped to win the Nobel after courageously fighting back from a Taliban attempt on her life to lead a high-profile international campaign for the right of all children to go to school.12 Oct 2013 - 3:59am
Pakistan's Malala Yousafzai, the teenage activist nominated for this year's Nobel Peace Prize, won the EU's prestigious Sakharov human rights prize, drawing a fresh threat of murder by the Taliban.11 Oct 2013 - 8:54am 3 comments
Malala Yousafzai, Pakistan’s teenage activist, on Thursday was awarded the European Parliament’s prestigious Sakharov human rights prize.
“Today, we decided to let the world know that our hope for a better future stands in young people like Malala Yousafzai,” said the chairman of the conservative European People’s Party (EPP).10 Oct 2013 - 5:53pm
One year after a Taliban bullet tried to silence Malala Yousafzai’s demand for girls’ education, she has published a book and is a contender for the Nobel Peace Prize. But the militants threaten to kill her should she dare return home to Pakistan, and the principal at her old school says that as Malala’s fame has grown, so has fear in her classrooms.9 Oct 2013 - 8:32pm 1 comment
In Malala Yousafzai's home town in Pakistan, school friends hope to see her win the Nobel Peace Prize this Friday - but they dream in secret, under pressure from a society deeply ambivalent about the teenage activist.8 Oct 2013 - 3:32am
Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani schoolgirl shot by the Taliban last year for campaigning for girls’ education, said on Monday she hoped to become a politician to “change the future of my country”.7 Oct 2013 - 5:12pm
With this year's Nobel prize season opening next week, there is strong speculation the peace prize could go to Pakistani girls' education campaigner Malala Yousafzai, Congolese doctor Denis Mukwege or rights activists from Russia or Belarus.5 Oct 2013 - 2:39am
Good news is hard to come by, and when an extraordinary feel-good story comes our way, it inspires us to be better individuals and jolts society to see opportunities for change. In the span of one week, we had two remarkable and empowering stories. And we have two young women to thank.22 Jul 2013 - 1:33am
A prominent Pakistani Taliban commander has written a letter to a teenage girl shot in the head by the group, expressing regrets that he didn’t warn her before the assassination attempt that propelled her activism to the international stage.19 Jul 2013 - 1:23am
Pakistan teenager Malala Yousafzai told the United Nations yesterday that she would not be silenced by terrorists, in her first public speech since being shot by the Taliban. "They thought that the bullet would silence us, but they failed," Malala said on her 16th birthday in a presentation that was quickly hailed for its power.13 Jul 2013 - 2:00am
Malala Yousafzai will address the United Nations on Friday, nine months after a Taliban gunman put a bullet in her head believing he was ending the Pakistani teenager’s campaign for girls’ education.
The young woman will mark her 16th birthday with her first public speech since making a near miraculous recovery from the attack on a school bus near her home in Pakistan’s Swat Valley.12 Jul 2013 - 2:44pm 1 comment