For us, a role model is someone we acknowledge and show people how to live with ambition, integrity, and hope. It’s also a person who motivates and inspires us.
As a young girl in Pakistan, Malala Yousafzai presented herself as a role model for everyone. She defied the Taliban and asked for the education of girls. In 2012, a Taliban gunman shot her in the head, but fortunately, she survived.
Malala Yousafzai is a Pakistani activist who becomes the youngest citizen to receive the Nobel Peace Prize at age 17 in 2014 after a Taliban assassination attempt. Malala Yousafzai already defended women and girls’ rights at the age of eleven. She has always been in danger as a vocal advocate of girls’ right to education because of her views Youngest Nobel Prize Laureate.
She was shot in the head at the age of 15 after speaking out for gender equality and the right to education. Terrible! Most people would have given up at this stage, but not Malala.
Can I be totally honest with you? No one dares to fight for people’s rights on the front lines. Yes none. But Malala did. She challenged the Taliban community stating that no one can stop girls from getting an education. Malala and her father co-founded the Malala Fund in 2013 to raise awareness about the social and economic consequences of girls’ education and to inspire young women to seek improvement Youngest Nobel Prize Laureate.
As a BBC blogger who Spoke Out Against Taliban:
Malala started writing a diary for BBC Urdu when she was 11 years old. Her blogs represented life under Taliban rule in Mingora, Pakistan’s northwest district, which she affectionately refers to as “My Swat.”
The BBC Urdu blog published Malala’s first entry on January 3, 2009., she wrote on the BBC’s blog:
I had a terrible dream yesterday with military helicopters and the Taliban. I have had such dreams since the launch of the military operation in Swat. My mother made me breakfast, and I went off to school. I was afraid of going to school because the Taliban had issued an edict banning all girls from attending schools. Only 11 out of 27 pupils attended the class because the number decreased because of the Pakistani Taliban’s edict. My three friends have shifted to Peshawar, Lahore, and Rawalpindi with their families after this edict.
Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon declared on July 12, Yousafzai’s birthday, ‘Malala Day’ in Honor of the young leader’s advocacy to ensure education for all children during a speech the United Nations in 2013. Ban said at the press conference:
“Malala decided to celebrate her 16th birthday in front of the whole world. No child should be forced to die to attend school. Teachers should not be afraid to educate, and children should not be afraid to learn. We will change the picture if we work together.”
Malala shows unwavering bravery in the face of oppression.
She said: When the Saudi soldiers stormed our classroom, I remember being terrified and unable to protect my classmates. Thousands of other girls and women, I’m sure, have felt the same sense of powerlessness as they’ve been denied the opportunity to reach their full potential Youngest Nobel Prize Laureate.
Malala tells them, and all of us, that it is possible to create change when we have the strength to stand firm in our beliefs even when confronted with strong opponents. No fear can stop us.