A Voice Heard Around the World

The Story of Malala Youfzai:By Katarina Burkhammer

Malala Youfzai:Children's/Women's Right's Activist

We all know the story of young 18-year-old Malala. A girl that deeply loved her education had it stolen by the Taliban. She was appalled by this and knew women had the right as well as men and decided to be heard by going to school. One day she was riding the bus when a member of the Taliban came,he shot Malala on the left side of her head an hurt to others. Malala recovered in Birmingham,England where she also attended school,receiving the education she deserved and longed for.This is an example of character vs. society.

Early Life

Malala Youfzai was born on July 12,1997 in Mingora (in Swat Valley),Pakistan. Malala has two brothers Atal and Khushal. A few years after she was born her once beautiful town, that was a tourist site for its summer festivals was gradually being taken over by the Taliban. In 2009 Malala secretly wrote to BBC about her life in Pakistan under an unknown, but later her name was revealed. Malala had also made a speech last year in 2008 in Peshawar speaking publicly about the Taliban taking away her education right and how not only she,but all other women have the right to an education.


  • She is the proud author of "I am Malala"
  • Her book was inspired to be a movie called "He Named Me Malala"
  • Malala won two Nobel Peace Prizes in 2013 and 2014

Inspirational Quotes

  • "Let us remember:One book, one pen, one child and one teacher can change the world"
  • "There should be no discrimination against languages people speak, skin color or religion"
  • "When the whole world is silent, even one voice becomes powerful"
  • "We women are going to bring change. We are speaking up for girls' rights, but we must not behave like men, like they have done in the past"
  • "I don't want to be remembered as the girl who was shot. I want to be remembered as the girl who stood up
  • "I don't cover my face because I want to show my identity"
  • "I want education for the sons and daughters of all the extremists, especially the Taliban"-Malala Youfzai
Malala Yousafzai Nobel Peace Prize Speech

Works Cited

Works Cited

Bio.com. A&E Networks Television. Web. 22 Mar. 2016.

"Malala Yousafzai Quotes." BrainyQuote. Xplore. Web. 22 Mar. 2016.