Who Is Malala Yousafzai?

Malala Yousafzai is the inspiration for this site, and obviously needs to be discussed in some detail in order for people to truly understand her importance in fighting for the education of women.

Born in 1997 to loving parents in Pakistan, Malala spends her life fighting for women to be able to have the same rights to gain an education as the rest of the world allows.

Her entire life has been devoted to standing up for people who are too afraid to do so themselves.

When she was only 15 years old she got on a bus to stand up for women’s educational rights, when she was shocked to realize that she might not be getting off of the bus alive.

The Taliban pulled out a gun on her in an attempt to stop her for continuing to fight for something so strongly, she ended up being shot in the neck, which resulted in a long road ahead of reconstructive surgeries but thankfully she is still alive and continuing to stand tall and proud for what she believes is the right thing to do.

After the attack and her recovery, she quickly gained recognition all over the world. It began in part with her autobiography “I Am Malala”, released in 2013, which detailed her harrowing experience in a way that shocked people to their core as well as inspiring them by her bravery and courage.

A year later, at the young age of only 17, she was the youngest person to ever receive a Noble Peace prize for her bravery and dedication to fight for those who are unable to defend themselves even though she had almost lost her life because of it.

As the years went on, her newfound role remained the same – sharing her story with the world and ultimately fighting for the right for women to get an education, particularly in her home country of Pakistan.

In fact, she actually returned to Pakistan just a few months before her 21st birthday, which was definitely a momentous occasion considering how much her life had changed since that fateful shooting as just a young girl.

Today, Malala is a strong leader, someone that other women in the entire world should look up to when it comes to standing up for what you believe in.

Her voice is strong but, her actions are stronger, nothing is going to stop this woman from getting rights to the women in the world, allowing everyone to have the same chance to get an education regardless of where they live or what their religious standpoints are.

She would have risk her own life to protect women who are trying to make their lives better rather than just sitting back and letting the world take its course when no one else would stand up and fight back against her own people and the rest of the world.

Anyone can say that they would die for what they believe in, but this young woman truly understands the meaning of those words, a gun was held to her face and she nearly lost her life and she continues to speak out against the actions of the rest of the world, not caring what it costs to make a difference, even if the price is her life.

Women should not have to go through the things that this woman is going through to simply grown a stronger educational foundation in an attempt to produce a better future for themselves and their families.

The world is lucky to have someone who is a strong willed and determined as Malala, she is truly deserving of all the good and blessings that have come her way, hopefully one day, here in the new future, a change will be made because of all of her hard work, where it will just go to prove that sometimes the only way to get people’s attention in this world is by standing up for what you know is true, even if it means you are standing completely alone.