Malālah Yūsafzay (Pakistan)

Malālah Yūsafzay is a Pakistani girl (12 July 1997). She is the youngest Nobel Prize winner. She fight for education rights for women.


She was born in the Swat District of Pakistan’s northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. Her name means grief-stricken. She study in the local school, but Taliban forbid women study in school in jan, 2009.


In 2009 , Malalah wrote a blog for the BBC Urdu “Diary of a Pakistani schoolgirl”. It detailing her life under Taliban occupation, their attempts to take control of the valley, and her views on promoting education for girls in the Swat Valley. “Class Dismissed: Malala’s Story” a 2009 documentary by Adam B. Ellick profiled Malala Yousafzai, a Pakistani girl whose school was shut down by the Taliban. She was interviewed by the local TV and oversea newspaper. Malalah was shot by a gunman in 2012 because she talked too much.


After the shooting, Malalah became more famous.It became an international event, forced Pakistani government passed the “Right to Free and Compulsory Education Bill 2012”.

The law was passed just weeks after 14-year-old Malala Yousafzai was shot by Taliban. The bill guaranteeing free education for all children between the ages of five and 16. Raise people’s awareness of the education right for women.


Written by Lee Hoi Wai