Malala Yousafzai

Education activist


When she first started blogging in 2009 about the Taliban takeover of her hometown of Mingora, Pakistan, one of the most searing entries detailed how Malala Yousafzai, then 11, could no longer wear her school uniform on the streets, lest she become a target of the extremists who would ban girls' education. Briefly, the militants prevailed, and for several months her school, along with hundreds of others in the mountainous district of Swat, was closed. "They cannot stop me," a defiant Malala proclaimed at the time. "I will get my education, if it is in home, school or any place."...

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