Nobel Peace prize winner Malala Yousafzai has been honoured as the most famous teenager in the world of the 21st century reported a UN review. The UN has declared the Pakistani education activist as the ‘most famous teenager of the decade.’ “From a young age, Pakistani student Malala Yousafzai was known for speaking out in favour of the education of girls, and highlighting the atrocities of Taliban,” states UN News.

Malala is the youngest-ever Nobel Peace Prize winner. At 15, she survived a Taliban attack. But instead of getting scared, she was strengthened by the attack

“Malala’s activism and profile have only grown since the assassination attempt. She won several high-profile awards, including the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize and became a UN Messenger of Peace in 2017, with a special focus on girls’ education,” the report adds. It also reflects on the brave journey of Malala and how she became the face of activism worldwide. Since then, Malala’s work in favour of girls’ education has been widely praised.

Key Takeaways:

  • Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai became the most famous teenager in the world of the 21st century, the UN declared
  • “From a young age, Pakistani student Malala Yousafzai was known for speaking out in favour of the education of girls, and highlighting the atrocities of Taliban,” states UN News.
  • In October 2012, Malala was shot by a Taliban gunman, she was hit in the head by a bullet, but survived and eventually recovered.

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Last year, she received an award from Harvard University for her ground-breaking work promoting girls’ education. On various occasions, she raises concern around issues that are very alike in India and Pakistan, explaining why we should together fight for social justice. “When we talk about the future of India and future of Pakistan, then we have to invest in our girls because they are the future. How can we make our future better and brighter when we ignore these millions of girls by not giving them education? When we educate girls, we are not just educating them individually but we are also empowering them and we are giving them opportunity to earn for themselves,” she said speaking at the World Economic Forum, last year.

Malala was 15-year-old when she survived an assassination attempt by the Taliban. Since then, everything has changed. The Pakistani activist and the youngest person to win the Nobel Peace Prize in 2014 lived to tell her inspirational story.

The Taliban attack did not deter her. In fact, she was strengthened by the attack. Now, she is a fierce advocate for girls’ education. She is also the co-founder of the Malala Fund. She is highly motivated to raise investment for girls’ education across the world. As part of her ‘Gulmakai Network’ initiative, Malala blogs against the Taliban regime and about education champions across the world. The initiative is based on Malala‘s pen name.

“From a young age, Pakistani student Malala Yousafzai was known for speaking out in favour of the education of girls, and highlighting the atrocities of Taliban,” states UN News.

Malala’s never-ending battle has earned her an honorary Canadian citizenship. Hailing from Swat Valley in Pakistan to holding the torch of women power worldwide, Malala’s story is one of a kind. Now 21, her life-altering journey is all set to be recorded on celluloid. Her biopic is titled Gul Makai.

Currently, she is a citizen of England and promotes education among children, especially girls. Malala is studying Politics, Philosophy and Economics at Lady Margaret Hall at Oxford.

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