Malala’s story

Malala_540x298 On October 9 2012, 15 year-old Malala Yousafzai was shot by the Taliban because she stood up for her right to go to school.
Woman and three girls in Send My Friend to School t shirts with petition box outside 10 Downing Street

A petition in favour of nominating Malala for the Nobel Peace Prize is delivered to Downing Street. Photo: Vicky Couchman

The Taliban is an extreme group. One of their beliefs is that women shouldn’t be treated the same as men. Malala risked her life to speak out for all girls who are denied an education. Malala has become a symbol of hope, resistance and courage throughout the world.

“The Taliban restricted my education and told girls they weren’t allowed to go to school any more… this was the worst part of my life. But we aren’t afraid of anyone. We continued with our education.”

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