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Transcript of Malala Yousafzai
Malala was born the 12th July in 1997 in Mingora, Pakistan.
-After the Taliban began attacking girls' schools in Swat, Malala gave a speech in Peshawar, Pakistan, in September 2008.
-In early 2009, she began blogging for the BBC about living under the Taliban's threats to deny her an education.
-With a growing public platform, Malala continued to speak out about her right, and the right of all women, to an education.
Targeted by the Talibans
Malala was frightened for the safety of her father (an anti-Taliban activist) she and her family initially felt felt that the fundamentalist group would not actually harm a child.
After the attack
-Once she was in the United Kingdom, she was taken out of a medically induced coma.
-The shooting resulted in a massive outpouring of support for Malala, which continued during her recovery.
-Despite the Taliban's threats, she remains a staunch advocate for the power of education.
-In October 2014, Malala received the Nobel Peace Prize, along with Indian children's rights activist Kailash Satyarthi.
For her 18th birthday, the young activist continued to take action on global education by opening a school for Syrian refugee girls in Lebanon.
In October 2015, a documentary about Yousafzai´s life was released "He named me Malala", directed by Davis Guggenheim.
"All I want is education and
I am afraid of no one"