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Thursday, 11 December 2014

Malala become youngest ever Nobel Peace Prize winner – and now she wants to be Pakistan prime minister..............

If you don't know who Malala Yousafzai is, probably by  the end of this you'd end up respecting her. This brave Pakistani Activist for female education is the youngest Nobel Prize Winner. While the majority at this young age of 17, are busy chilling and deciding what to do further in life; this lionhearted got shot and continued working for education rights for women.
Let's find out what is Malala all about!
The literal meaning of "Malala" also comes from an Afghani Amazonian. The first public encounter of Malala happened at a local press club when she was taken by her father to Peshawar. In her charged speech she said, "How dare the Taliban take away my basic right to education?". Since then she started speaking about education rights for women. Later, (while in school) she wrote blogs for BBC Urdu, got shot, continued working and eventually went on to win the Noble Prize.
1997: Born in North-West Frontier Province, Pakistan
2008: First Public Encounter - Local Press Club, Peshawar on banning education rights
2009: Started posting on BBC Urdu blog
2011: Got nominated for International Children's Peace Prize of the Dutch International Children's Advocacy Group, Awarded National Youth Peace Prize by Pakistan's Prime Minister
2012, October 9: Malala got shot by a Taliban Gunman. The audacious gunman asked, "Who is Malala?". On identification shot her. The bullet went over her head, neck and shoulder. After series of treatments in the native and abroad, she came back smiling and with vigor to continue with her protest.
2013: She spoke before the United Nations, met Queen Elizabeth II, Spoke at Harvard University and met U.S. President Barack Obama
2014, October 10: Announced as the co-recipient of the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize. The award was dedicated to her struggle and work for the rights of children education. The Nobel prize however, shared the prize with Kailash Satyarthi. He is another brave man who is a children's rights activist in India
It is depressing to hear about rape cases and women-harassment in the Country Capital - precisely audacious minset of Delhi, every day. The metaphoric renaming of Delhi as the #RapeCapital with the recent "UbeRape disgusting episode" is simply sad and it paves way for women to now speak up. It is time to fight for the right to live with peace and sense of safety. Dedication accompanied by strength and willpower to question the stereotype (read wrong) is the need of the hour. The courageous Malala went against the wind at a very young age. And now it is extremely motivating to see her stature today, beating the myth of age barrier.
While India is working towards free-flowing education, women's rights and teaching the lecherous eyes - a lesson, here's a big shout out to this Amazonian, Malala Yousafzai - Way to Go!