Malala Yousufzai: A Changemaker
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The life of Malala Yousufzai and how she became a "changemaker".
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Malala Yousafzai Diary – “Gul Makai” Diary of BBC – January 2009

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This is the English translation of the diary Malala wrote for BBC Urdu during the Taliban's occupation of the Swat Valley. The posts give a glimpse into the difficulty and terror of a young girl's life under strict Taliban rule, as well as demonstrate the incredible courage Malala showed on a daily basis.

Rebecca and Henna's comment, January 9, 2013 10:31 PM
Update: For anyone who is captivated by Malala's story--this is a must read! These journal entries not only provide a window into the daily life of this Changemaker, It also depicts the fear that she had to overcome to act as heroically as she has. This link also includes an article written by Kamila Shamsie from The Guardian offering a perspective about why this young girl was attacked.
Riaz khetran's curator insight, October 15, 2014 12:38 PM
i am student of law . i am been working for the education of students in balochistan .. the educational institutions of balochistan are facing vehemently situation ... schools are closed by sardars and waderas and are used for their security guard's residences.. even some of the school are not built but their fund are releasing and their teachers are allocated and they are with drawing their salary .. buildings of schools are only presents in documents.... some of the schools are used for cow homes ... childrens are deprived education which is the fundamental right of every child..
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BBC - The Editors: Malala Yousafzai and the BBC

BBC - The Editors: Malala Yousafzai and the BBC | Malala Yousufzai: A Changemaker | Scoop.it
In recent days, much has been written about Malala Yousafzai - the 14-year-old Pakistani girl shot in the head by the Taliban. But in 2008, when the Taliban imposed a...
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This is an extra source we used to write our description of Malala's life. It si a shorter article that may well serve an individual interested in her relationship with the BBC. This article was originally part of our works cited. However, due to a technology issues, we are posting it instead as an alternative.
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Malala Yousafzai's recovery 'miraculous'

Malala Yousafzai's recovery 'miraculous' | Malala Yousufzai: A Changemaker | Scoop.it
Pakistani girl's family has emotional reunion in UK hospital where she is undergoing medical treatment after being shot.
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A fantastic article from Aljazeera! This article details Malala's miraculous recovery as well as the shooting itself. This Changemaker, even from the hospital, asked her father for her Grade 9 books so she could study and take her exams in Swat. Her resilience and bravery seem to know no bounds as both she and her family intend to return to Pakistan, even with the Taliban vowing they will 'finish the deed'. 

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Rebecca and Henna's comment, January 9, 2013 10:57 PM
A few days ago, Malala was released from the British hospital where she was receiving treatment for her injuries!
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Malala Yousafzai Diary – “Gul Makai” Diary of BBC – January 2009

Malala Yousafzai Diary – “Gul Makai” Diary of BBC – January 2009 | Malala Yousufzai: A Changemaker | Scoop.it
Rebecca and Henna's insight:

This is the English translation of the diary Malala wrote for BBC Urdu during the Taliban's occupation of the Swat Valley. The posts give a glimpse into the difficulty and terror of a young girl's life under strict Taliban rule, as well as demonstrate the incredible courage Malala showed on a daily basis.

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Rebecca and Henna's comment, January 9, 2013 10:31 PM
Update: For anyone who is captivated by Malala's story--this is a must read! These journal entries not only provide a window into the daily life of this Changemaker, It also depicts the fear that she had to overcome to act as heroically as she has. This link also includes an article written by Kamila Shamsie from The Guardian offering a perspective about why this young girl was attacked.
Riaz khetran's curator insight, October 15, 2014 12:38 PM
i am student of law . i am been working for the education of students in balochistan .. the educational institutions of balochistan are facing vehemently situation ... schools are closed by sardars and waderas and are used for their security guard's residences.. even some of the school are not built but their fund are releasing and their teachers are allocated and they are with drawing their salary .. buildings of schools are only presents in documents.... some of the schools are used for cow homes ... childrens are deprived education which is the fundamental right of every child..
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CNN Interview of Malala Yousafzai 14 year old girl shot by Taliban

Malala Yousafzai: Pakistan bullet surgery successful Surgeons in Pakistan say they have removed a bullet from a 14-year-old girl who was shot in the head by ...
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This is a fasinating interview with Malala before she was shot by the Taliban. She is truly an inspiring and strong young woman!

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Rebecca and Henna's comment, January 9, 2013 9:51 PM
Rebecca and Henna Update: This video describes Malala's shooting, as well as explains (from her own lips!) how she feels regarding her right(s) to education, to play, etc. as well as the rights of any girl. She also discusses what she would do if she had power in her nation.
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The girl the Taliban wanted dead

The girl the Taliban wanted dead | Malala Yousufzai: A Changemaker | Scoop.it
The Pakistani teen blogger simply wanted to get an education. But she became a global symbol of empowerment for young women.
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This article shows how Malala Yousufzai has become a symbol of activism and empowerment for young women across the globe.

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Rebecca and Henna's comment, January 9, 2013 10:10 PM
Update: This article offers a quick overview of Malala, her accomplishments, the threats she encountered, as well as her attack and recovery. The article also demonstrates her resilience as both a patient and a young activist. The article is slightly longer, but offers a plethora of valuable information.
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UNICEF - Pakistan - Child Assembly ensures a voice for youth affected by crises in Swat, Pakistan

UNICEF - Pakistan - Child Assembly ensures a voice for youth affected by crises in Swat, Pakistan | Malala Yousufzai: A Changemaker | Scoop.it
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This is another article that we used to write our description of Malala and her life. However, due to technology issues have decided to post with the knowledge that it was originally a part of our works cited. This article is also rather short, and discusses the lives of two girls from Swat, Pakistan (one of them being Malala). This article also briefly discusses how children are being affected by the conflict in Swat, as well as child protection centers in that region of Pakistan. This would be a good site for someone interested in knowing more about the situation in the Swat region of Pakistan.
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A Look into the Life of a Changemaker: Malala

A detailed overview of Malala's life written by Rebecca and Henna. 

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Malala Yousufzai was born on July 12, 1997 in Mingora, Swat Valley, Pakistan. In 2008, the Taliban took over the Swat Valley and demanded an end to girls’ education in the area. As a military battle ensued upon the Swat Valley by the Taliban, Malala Yousufzai, her father, a social activist, and the rest of her family were forced to flee. Her father traveled to Peshawar where he continued what he felt was an obligation to his country to act as a social activist. For some time, Malala and her brothers stayed with different family members. However, in time she gave a speech titled “How Dare the Taliban Take Away My Basic Right to Education?” in front of national press in Peshawar. She continued her education at great risk to her life, and began writing a diary for BBC Urdu, under the pseudonym Gul Makai. The diary dictated her daily life under Taliban rule as well as her desire for female education. She was not paid for this work.

 

In early 2009, Malala appeared on broadcaster Hamid Mir’s Pakistani show and told her story, telling the audience, “All I want is an education, and I am afraid of no one.” By the time Pakistan’s army regained control of the Swat Valley later in 2009, Malala had become a visible advocate for female education. She campaigned to raise government funding of schools and encouraged families to break with tribal traditions and allow their daughters to go to school. She met with the U.S. Special Envoy to Pakistan to ask for assistance for Pakistani schools.

 

In December 2009, Malala’s father named her as the author of the BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation) Urdu diary. She was awarded a national peace prize by the Pakistani government for her work for BBC Urdu. Malala became the chairperson of the Child Assembly of Swat Valley, a UNICEF-supported assembly that provides a place for young people to voice their concerns about child-rights issues and to present solutions. Malala also continued to advocate for female education on television and in print. She has been nominated for the International Children’s Peace Prize, and at the moment there are petitions circulating to nominate Malala for the Nobel Peace Prize.

 

On October 9, 2012, Taliban gunmen shot Malala in the head, the bullet traveling down her neck and into her shoulder while she was returning home on a school bus. Malala survived and is currently being treated in the UK. She is expected to make a full recovery, but the Taliban has continued to call for the assassination of her and her father. Malala’s story has spread throughout the world and created an outpouring of support for her family and female education in Pakistan. Malala has not given up her fight, intending to return to Swat to take her exams, and her story continues to empower girls everywhere.

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Profile of Malala Yousafzai Pakistani Girl Shot by the Taliban - Class Dismissed

A 2009 documentary by Adam B. Ellick profiled Malala Yousafzai, a Pakistani girl whose school was shut down by the Taliban. Ms. Yousafzai was shot by a gunma...
Rebecca and Henna's insight:

This is a video by The New York Times that acts as a "profile" of Malala Yousafzai. It's a little on the long side, but it really is an excellent way to set the stage. It depicts the world that this girl lives in, and really shows what she is overcoming and fighting against. Malala speaks more frequently in the first half (well, first 13 minutes or so) of the video. However, the video in its entirety is well worth the watch.  

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Rebecca and Henna's comment, January 9, 2013 10:59 PM
Malala was just eleven years old when this documentary was made about her and other campaigners for girls' education in Pakistan. At an extremely young age, Malala was already an articulate and passionate advocate for education and human rights.
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Runner-Up: Malala Yousafzai, the Fighter | TIME.com

Runner-Up: Malala Yousafzai, the Fighter | TIME.com | Malala Yousufzai: A Changemaker | Scoop.it
In trying to silence this Pakistani schoolgirl, the Taliban amplified her voice. she is now a symbol of the struggle for women’s rights all over the world
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Malala was recently named runner-up for Time's Person of the Year! This article discusses why she was chosen: the advocacy work she did in Pakistan, what she is doing now during recovery, and how she has become a symbol of resistance and women's rights.

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Rebecca and Henna's comment, January 9, 2013 10:17 PM
Update: This article is a little on the long side, so be prepared. But, it does offer an impressive array of Malala's talents along with examples of her courage and passion that are not necessarily displayed in other articles presented. For example, it goes into some detail about her enthusiasm regarding education. The article also goes into detail regarding her attack and recovery.
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Believe in ZERO Girls Denied an Education

Believe in ZERO Girls Denied an Education | Malala Yousufzai: A Changemaker | Scoop.it
UNICEF strongly condemns the violent assault on Malala Yousufzai, a 14-year-old girl from Swat, Pakistan, who was shot with two other children as she was leaving school by bus.
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Information on girls' education throughout the world and how we can help: Malala isn't the only one who can become an activist!

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Rebecca and Henna's comment, January 9, 2013 10:25 PM
Update: This is a very short article that discusses less of Malala than the other articles and videos. However, it does set the stage for Malala's accomplishments. This is a good place to start for someone without any background understanding of this issue.
Rebecca and Henna's comment, January 9, 2013 10:53 PM
This article gives information on how every one of us can support Malala and girls like her across the globe!