What's so great about Malala

Who is malala

From Malala's life

Malala Yousafzai would like to tell everyone around the world about the unequal treatment of boys and girls. She works to ensure that girls have the same rights as boys. Even as a child, it was very important for her to be able to go to school and learn. But that was not a given in Pakistan. When the terrorist group “Taliban” took power in their homeland, all girls were banned from going to school.

Malala fought against it. She bravely disregarded the prohibitions and went on to school. Not only that: she urged all girls to do the same. In addition, together with her father, who was the school principal at the time, she campaigned for the girls' education.

When she was 11, she secretly wrote a blog on the BBC, an English television station. She provided information about what had happened in her region since the Taliban came to power. A journalist became aware of the blog and interviewed Malala on television. This made her famous. With her views on the school rights for girls, Malala made enemies in her homeland. In 2012 she was shot by the Taliban. With a lot of luck, she survived the attack. Since then she has lived with her family in Great Britain because it is too dangerous for her in her home country Pakistan.

Malala continues to fight

Malala Yousafzai has spoken a lot about the rights of girls and women since the attack. In 2013 she gave a speech at the United Nations:

"A child, a teacher, a book and a pen can change the world," she said.


Malala advocates the right to education for all, as stipulated in the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. Because there are still 60 million girls around the world who are denied this right. Since then, she has received many awards and honors from various organizations. Probably the biggest award was the Nobel Peace Prize, which she received in 2014. At just 17, Malala is the youngest person to ever receive the Nobel Peace Prize. Kindersache has also reported several times about the children's rights activist's great successes:

"Today is Malala Day" - her speech to the United Nations
"Nobel Peace Prize for Malala!" - your intentional award

Book: "I am Malala"

In her novel “I am Malala” the story of her life so far is told. There is a lot of historical information about her homeland Pakistan. Sometimes written in a very adult way, Malala reports on cultural and religious backgrounds and historical events. A thoroughly instructive book that explains the diversity of the Muslim faith. The book is recommended for older children.

Film: "Malala - Your Right to Education"

The documentary tells about the life of Malala and her fight for more rights for girls. Her life story was taken up and highlights of her life so far, as documented by the speech at the UN. The film shows Malala as a child rights activist and at the same time as a normal teenager who still goes to school.
The film is released from the age of 6 and has been in cinemas since October 22, 2015.

How do you think that Malala was so committed to girls' rights as a child?