Malala Yousafzai Can Not Be Described Essay

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At fourteen years of age, most people aren’t concerned with national political affairs or the concern that other people’s lives are placed in their hands. However, Malala Yousafzai cannot be described as a typical fourteen years old. As a young girl growing up in Pakistan she always had a passion for learning, and began speaking out for the need for education at a young age. In Particular, she spoke about the right for women’s education. She started by writing a blog for the BBC Urdu service detailing her fear that rising tension in Pakistan would force her to leave school and how many girls were left without a means of education (The Malala np). As her words and messages traveled further, there grew a rising and violent opposition against her. The Taliban was unsettled by the voice of change she presented and began to make threats to her and her family. However, it was not enough to deter her. With the support of her father, Ziauddin Yousafzai, Malala charged forward with her campaign, and “in 2011, she received Pakistan’s first National Youth Peace Prize.” Not long after this achievement, Malala was attacked by a member of the Taliban who climbed aboard her school bus and fired a bullet at her head (Roth np).
It was deemed a miracle that Malala survived. She spent many months in the hospital recovering but immediately upon her release she made clear that this attack was not enough to stop her. She continued on her mission and went forward to speak with many officials about…

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