Malala Yousafzai – the Youngest Nobel Peace Prize Winner – the Voice of Those Who Do not Have Voice
Today is Malala day, as the world’s youngest Nobel Peace Prize winner, Malala Yousafzai was born on 12 July, 1997. She is a Pakistani education advocate. At the age of 17 after surviving an assassination attempt by the Taliban she won Nobel Peace Prize.
Yousafzai became an advocate for girls’ education when she herself was still a child. As a result, Taliban issued a death threat against her. When she was traveling home from school on October 9, 2012, a gunman shot Malala.
The brave girl survived. No matter what, she continued to speak out on the importance of education. Malala gave a speech to the United Nations and published her first book, ‘I Am Malala’ in 2013.
Malala won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2014.
Her book – I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban – is an autobiography by Malala Yousafzai.
It was released in October 2013 and was an international bestseller.
Yousafzai was awarded the Nobel along with Indian children’s rights activist Kailash Satyarthi. In 2013, she was first nominated for the prize but did not win. Next year, she was renominated in March and won the Nobel.