Spotlight on Women’s Rights Activist Malala Yousafzai

Malala Yousafzai , 17, winner of the Nobel Peace Prize 2014!

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Activist Malala Yousafzai. Original Photo Source: AK Rockefeller, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Flickr

Malala Yousafzai first came to public attention in 2009 when she wrote a BBC diary about life in Swat Valley in Northwest Pakistan, where the local Taliban had banned girls from attending school. Her diary chronicled her desire to remain in education and for girls to have the chance to be educated.

She wrote it under a pseudonym, Gul Makai, the name of a heroine from a Pashtun folk tale. Three years later, in 2012, she was shot in the head and neck due to this, after her school bus was boarded by a member of the Taliban. Her recovery process began in Pakistan and continued in England, where she now lives with her family. Today, Malala is 17 years old.

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Kookaburra sweet, you neither chirp nor tweet. Your laughter is much like mine, my cackle is much like thine. We are two sister souls, one clad in feathers, the other in clothes. ~ Irina ~ I’m a budding blogger. Poetry and photography are my newest passions, living in perfect harmony inspiring each other. I like both free verse and form poetry and am quite proud to let you know that I am the creator of a new form named ‘tercetonine’. Blog Name: Irina's Poetry Corner Blog URL:
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6 Responses to Spotlight on Women’s Rights Activist Malala Yousafzai

  1. slpsharon says:

    I was really happy to see her get the Noble Prize. No one more deserving. On Nov 6, 2014 4:12 AM, “Irina’s Poetry Corner” wrote:

    > irinadim posted: “Malala Yousafzai , 17, winner of the Nobel Peace > Prize 2014!”

  2. Thank you Irina for the reblog! Aquileana and I appreciate it very much! I’m so proud of Malala 🙂

  3. irinadim says:

    My pleasure, girls. 🙂 Last year I re-blogged Paul Lenzi’s poem about Malala.

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