Malala Yousafzai

By: Jenni Zamora....

Malala's bio:

  • Women's rights activist since 1997-present
  • The Taliban took girls rights by not letting them go to school for an education.
  • By the age 14 she was threatened by the Taliban
  • A portion of her skull was removed to treat her swelling from the gunshot that the Taliban gave her from coming back from school, they were looking for her.
  • She gave a speech at the United Nations on her 16th birthday.
  • The Taliban still considers her a target.
She wrote a autobiography called "I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up For Education and Was Shot by the Taliban

  • On October 10, 2013 she won a Nobel prize for her bravery and how she kept wanting an education after all that has happened to her during her lifetime.

Some of her quotes...

Why is Malala influential?...

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In my opinion I KNOW that she's influential to people to because no matter how much the Taliban banned her from going to school she still wanted her education because she knew that women are strong as men that women can have more experience in any subject. Even though she got shot in the head and had threats from the Taliban she still moved on and got herself an education and won a lot of Nobel Prizes.