It is not that easy to live under restrictions especially when a terrorist organization rules over the country. Even in times of such oppression, there was a girl in the Swat valley of Pakistan who dared to dream big. Malala Yousafzai was just like every other teenage girl, except for the fact that she was under severe oppression under the Tehrek-i-Taliban Pakistan. This extremist group captured the Swat province and had imposed a ban on the education of girls. Ziauddin Yousafzai, an education activist from Pakistan had a chain of schools.
She was immensely supported by her father. She used to write blogs for BBC news from the age of 12-13. She used to write about her life in the province after the Taliban had captured the province. She and her father had been targeted by the extremists many a time but they did not stop! They moved forward with all the courage. Her blogs got famous and she was interviewed by many people and many western news channels.
On 9th October 2012, Malala Yousafzai was returning from her exam centre through a bus. She had two other friends of hers. She was shot in the head by a member of Tehrek-i-Taliban. she was immediately admitted to a hospital in Pakistan but was later transferred to Queens Hospital in Birmingham. She started recovering from her accident and received support from all over the world.
Even after this immense trauma, she did not back off. She felt the need to help other girls of her age and she founded Malala Fund. She was also the recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize with another recipient, Kailash Satyarthi from India. To date, she continues her activism. ‘I am Malala’ is a book she had co-authored becoming an international bestseller. She is the youngest Noble prize awardee. She is Malala Yousafzai, the young girl from Pakistan who is recognized as one of the most popular global citizens who has fought with terrorism.