Malala Yousafzai is a very young Pakistani girl, known for her human rights advocacy and for the right to education in her country, Pakistan. Malala was born in Mingora on July 12th 1997 and she won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2014. When she was 11 years old, she started writing a blog for English BBC channel, where she spoke about Taliban obscurantism regime and its ferocious actions against Mingora and Pakistani citizens. In particular she describes oppressions against women, that cannot employ their fundamental rights, like that of education. On October 9th, 2012, while she was on a bus, she was shot during an assassination attempt. Malala remained unconscious and in critical condition, she was admitted to Peshawar military Hospital and she survived thanks to a delicate surgical operation. Her condition later improved enough to be tranferred to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham where she was recovered. An important event in her life was her speech at the UN Headquarters, wearing Benazir Bhutto’s white shawl, making an address in support to girls’ education and in general of all children in the world. Another important prize she won in 2013 was Sakharov Prize, for freedom of thoughts, In 2017 she was admitted at the Oxford University and in 2020 she  graduated in Philosophy, Politics and Economics.

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