Pakistani Schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai Wins Nobel Peace Prize After Surviving Attack by Taliban
Malala Yousafzai, a young teen in Pakistan, wanted to attend school like her brothers and wrote about it on a blog. Because of this, the Taliban boarded her school bus and shot her in the head.
The Taliban fighters boarded her school bus and asked for her by name before shooting her in the head.
The terrorists shot Malala for speaking out against the Taliban. The Islamists said they shot the schoolgirl for advocating girls’ rights.
Hospital staff assist Malala Yousufzai, a 14-year-old schoolgirl who was wounded in a gun attack, at Saidu Sharif Teaching Hospital in the Swat Valley region in northwest Pakistan October 9, 2012. According to authorities, gunmen in Pakistan shot and seriously wounded Yousufzai on Tuesday for speaking out against Taliban militants. (Reuters)
A year later Malala Yousafzai went back to school.
Today the Nobel Peace Prize was awarded Friday to India’s Kailash Satyarthi and Pakistan’s Malala Yousafzai for their struggles against the suppression of children and for young people’s rights.
She is the youngest Peace Prize winner at 17.