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Malala Yousafzai

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Transcript of Malala Yousafzai

Malala Yousafzai
Malala's background information
Full Name: Malala Yousafzai
DOB: July 12, 1997
Age: 16

Pakistan
Pakistan is a federal parliamentary republic country in South Asia. The country's population is exceeding 180 million people. Malala was raised in this country.
Who is Malala?
Why is Malala important to history?
Malala watched people suffer from the Taliban's torturing deeds her whole life, and was tired of it. She blogged pictures and comments on what the Taliban were doing every day. Soon the whole world knew about what was going on, and many of them were angered at the Taliban. Malala noticed what she had done and took it a step further, giving speeches to large crowds, and eventually appeared on T.V. Malala had encouraged hundreds of people to stand up for what is right, and to not give in. The Taliban saw Malala as a danger to their operations and decided they would not let her prevail. One morning Taliban gunmen boarded Malala's school bus and demanded to see her immediately. When nobody obeyed them, they fired carelessly at the crowd of innocents. One bullet struck Malala on the side of her head, shattering pieces of her skull into her brain. Malala was sent to a hospital in Britain to recover, while word was being spread around the world about the gunmen. Now, millions of people are angered and sickened by the Taliban's actions.
Physical Appearance
Malala has dark hair and dark eyes. She is also 5'5" tall and has high cheek bones and dimples.
Personality Description
Malala is courageous and bold. She is not afraid of anything. She is highly supportive and fights for what is right, in this case girls education. She is also kind and friendly to others around her.
Why did Malala decide to make a difference?
Malala knew that what the Taliban were doing was wrong. She was tired of the Taliban's horrible actions and decided that it should be heard about. So Malala announced the events to the world, hoing to bring attention to the bad deeds. Malala thought that everyone deserved a right to an education, even girls.
Taliban
The Taliban took increasing power from Pakistan. They used violence to get their way most of the time. The Taliban banned girl's education, and terrorized teachers and female students if they disobeyed this new rule
Malala's Family
Malala's dad, Ziauddin Yousafzai, owned a school in Pakistan and refused to close it when the Taliban told him to. Ziauddin was highly supportive of women's educations and inspired Malala to never give up.
Quotes from Malala
“We realize the importance of our voices only when we are silenced”
― Malala Yousafzai
“I raise my voice not so that i can shout, but so that those without a voice can be heard”
― Malala Yousafzai
" Even if they come to kill me, I will tell them what they are trying to do is wrong, that education is our basic right.”
____Malala Yousafzai
Malala Yousafzai is a 16 year old girl that was raised in Pakistan. Malala is famous blogging, giving inspiring speeches, and even showing up on T.V.
Awards
Malala recieved the first National Youth Peace Prize and was nominated for the 2013 Nobel Peace Prize.
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