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Malala Yousafzai is the youngest nominee for a Nobel Peace Prize ever.

In her hometown, the Taliban banned education for women.  Malala Yousafzai started writing under a pen name for BBC when she was around 11 or 12 years old, describing the inequities.  She appeared on television, has done interviews, has done whatever she could to promote her beliefs, that everyone has a right to an education.  Now she’s known as an activist for education and women.

This comic serves as a short summary of what Malala Yousafzai is internationally known for: her courage.

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From a simple Wikipedia search:

On 9 October 2012, Yousafzai was shot in the head and neck in an assassination attempt by Taliban gunmen while returning home on a school bus.[17] In the days immediately following the attack, she remained unconscious and in critical condition,[18] but later her condition improved enough for her to be sent to a hospital in the United Kingdom for intensive rehabilitation. On 12 October, a group of 50 Islamic clerics in Pakistan issued a fatwā against those who tried to kill her,[19] but the Taliban reiterated its intent to kill Yousafzai and her father, Ziauddin.[20]

Former British Prime Minister and current U.N. Special Envoy for Global Education Gordon Brown launched a United Nations petition[21] in Yousafzai’s name, using the slogan “I am Malala” and demanding that all children worldwide be in school by the end of 2015. Brown said he would hand the petition to Pakistan’s President Asif Ali Zardari in November. U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon has announced that 10 November will be celebrated as Malala Day.[22]

  • http://www.facebook.com/mike.garnett1 Mike Garnett

    It’s strange seeing this story, and then having your eye catch the headline, “Miley Cyrus’ Itty Bitty Workout Outfits.” I wish more people took life as Malala does, why care about Miley Cyrus?!

    • GIGfriend22

      why bring her attention to begin with?

  • black

    She went to school but blogged Taliban aren’t letting me go to school
    A girl who didn’t had access to books knew how to blog to BBC
    A girl took a shot on head and is still alive(it wasn’t a distant shot)
    A girl who could use internet keeps a toy bear with her when she sleeps

    Muslims don’t need Nobel prizes
    If she had been killed by a NATO drone , nobody would have known her name or nobody would have cared……

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