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Who would you award the Nobel
peace prize to ?
Malala Won ?
• She is known for her education and women's
rights activism in the Swat Valley, where the
Taliban had at times banned girls from
attending school.
• In early 2009, at the age of 11/12, Malala
wrote a blog under a pseudonym (Gul Makai)
for the BBC detailing her life under Taliban
rule, their attempts to take control of the
valley, and her views on promoting education
for girls.
Malala’s fight for education
• http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/video/2012/oct/14/
malala-yousafzai-speech-education-video
Taliban attack
• On 9 October 2012, Malala was
shot on her school bus in north
western Swat by Taliban gunmen
for the "crime" of promoting
girls' education
• In the days immediately
following the attack, she
remained unconscious and in
critical condition, but later her
condition improved enough for
her to be sent to a hospital in
England for intensive
rehabilitation
What now?
• Former British Prime Minister and current U.N.
Special Envoy for Global Education Gordon
Brown launched a United Nations petition 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 KiMoon has announced that 10 November will be
celebrated as Malala Day
Malala yousafzai

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