Malala Yousafzai



            Time Magazine published its list of the 100 most influential people.  On one of the US cover’s of the magazine there is a picture Malala Yousafzai, she is also on the Cover for Time Asia, and Time South Pacific.

            Malala Yousafzai is 15-year-old Pakistani schoolgirl and activist. Yousafzai is from the SWAT district of Pakistan where the Taliban have control. Yousafzai wrote a blog for BBC under a pseudonym documenting the injustices Malala and her people face daily. She is most known for her appreciation for education as she went to school even when the Taliban banned it for girls.

            As her influence rose she became a target for the Taliban. On her way from school Yousafzai was shot in the head and neck. Yousafzai survived the attack. She is currently back at school and writing a memoir.

            Malala Yousafzai has been nominated for the International Children’s Peace Prize and the Nobel Peace Prize. She is also the first winner of Pakistan’s National Youth Peace Prize.

            Special Correspondent for NBC Chelsea Clinton wrote the article on Malala Yousafzai for Time Magazine she explains why the Taliban shot Yousafzai, “Taliban gunman boarded her school bus in northwestern Pakistan and shot her and two other girls, attempting to both kill Malala and, as the Taliban later said, teach a “lesson” to anyone who had the courage to stand up for education, freedom and self-determination, particularly for girls and women.”

            Time organized its 100 most influential people in certain categories, artists, leaders, pioneers, titans and icons. Malala Yousafzai was tightly filed under icon because at just 15 she became the face of tragedy in Pakistan. 


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