What led to Malala writing a blog for the BBC?

Asked By: Jane Desterro | Last Updated: 27th January, 2020
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Pakistani schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai first came to public attention in 2009 when she wrote a BBC diary about life under the Taliban. Now recovering from surgery after being shot by the militants, the campaigner for girls' rights is in the spotlight again. Malala was 11 when she began writing a diary for BBC Urdu.

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Also, what did Malala do for the BBC?

Malala Yousufzai is a campaigner for girls' education from Pakistan. She was shot by the Taliban in 2012, when she was just 14 years old, but continued her work and became the youngest person ever to win the world-famous Nobel Peace Prize.

Subsequently, question is, when did Malala start fighting for education? Yousafzai began speaking out for girls' education at the age of 11 in her native Pakistan. After surviving an assassination attempt by the Taliban in 2012, she co-founded the Malala Fund with her father Ziauddin to champion every girl's right to 12 years of free, safe, quality education.

Just so, what was Malala's blog name?

Education Activist In early 2009, when she was just 11 years old, Yousafzai began blogging for the BBC about living under the Taliban's threats to deny her an education. In order to hide her identity, she used the name Gul Makai. However, she was revealed to be the BBC blogger in December of that year.

Why did Malala write a diary?

Moving moments from Malala's BBC diary. Pakistani child education activist Malala Yousafzai has jointly won the Nobel Peace Prize, becoming its youngest ever recipient. In 2009 she wrote a diary chronicling life under Taliban rule in Pakistan's north-western Swat valley. Three years later militants shot her in the head

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Why does Malala not wear earrings?

Malala:Why I Don't Wear Earrings. Malala looses her pink pretend cell phone that her father had bought for her. A few days later she sees Safina with one similar to hers, so she assumes it's hers. Therefore Malala decides to do the same to Safina and starts steeling her jewelry.

How old is Malala today?

22 years (July 12, 1997)

What religion is Malala?

She is the daughter of Ziauddin Yousafzai and Tor Pekai Yousafzai. Her family is Sunni Muslim of Pashtun ethnicity.

Why did Malala use the name Gul Makai?

She wrote under a pseudonym - Gul Makai, the name of a heroine from a Pashtun folk tale. Militants destroyed scores of girls schools in the time the Taliban wielded power over the valley. They had an implacable attitude to female education and this was Malala's primary concern.

What did Malala do to change the world?

Malala Yousafzai's story made international headlines in 2012 when, at just 15 years old, she was shot in the head by the Taliban for advocating girls' education. Surviving the attack, she continues her efforts to ensure girls around the world have access to quality education.

How is Malala determined?

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“I'm just a committed and stubborn person who wants to see every child get [a] quality education – who wants to see women having equal rights and who wants peace in every corner of the world.” No matter what else is happening around her, Malala never wavers from her commitment to girls' education.

What is Malala's campaign?

The education minister of Maharashtra has publicly agreed to prioritise the schooling of girls in a revolutionary move. Three years after she was shot by Taliban militants, Malala Yousafzai's campaign to ensure all girls receive at least 12 years of education has achieved its first major success.

What is Malala's job?

Writer
Women's rights activist
Education Activist

What does Malala mean?

Malalai of Maiwand a Pashtun poet and a national folk hero of Afghanistan. A variant of Malalai, a Pashto name meaning "grief stricken." Famous real-life people named Malala. Malala Yousufzai, Pakistani schoolgirl and women's rights activist who survived an assassination attempt by a Taliban gunman.

How many times was Malala shot?

On the morning of October 9, 2012, 15-year-old Malala Yousafzai was shot by the Taliban. Seated on a bus heading home from school, Malala was talking with her friends about schoolwork. Two members of the Taliban stopped the bus. A young bearded Talib asked for Malala by name, and fired three shots at her.

What did Malala write in her blog?

Malala was 11 when she began writing a diary for BBC Urdu. Her blogs described life under Taliban rule from her home town of Mingora, in the northwest region of Pakistan she affectionately calls "My Swat".

Who shot Malala?

Ehsanullah Ehsan

How is Malala a leader?

Malala is a leader, not to an organization or a cooperation with employees working under her; but she is a leader for women and young girls like herself around the world. Inspiring others to stand along with her battling against the people like her attackers and changing the minds of the people in the society.

What happened to Malala after she was shot?

Nobel laureate and education activist Malala Yousafzai returned to her native Pakistan on Thursday, six years after she was shot by Taliban gunmen over her advocacy for schooling for girls. Happy Pakistan Day!" she wrote on March 23. After surviving the attack, Yousafzai was airlifted abroad and underwent surgery.

What happened to Malala on October 9th 2012?

Yousafzai was shot by a gunman on Oct. 9, 2012. KARACHI, Pakistan — At the age of 11, Malala Yousafzai took on the Taliban by giving voice to her dreams. Yousafzai's courage with bullets, singling out the 14-year-old on a bus filled with terrified schoolchildren, then shooting her in the head and neck.

Why did Malala fight for education?

And every day I fight to ensure all girls receive 12 years of free, safe, quality education. I travel to many countries to meet girls fighting poverty, wars, child marriage and gender discrimination to go to school. Malala Fund is working so that their stories, like mine, can be heard around the world.

What did Malala want to be when she grew up?

On her sixteenth birthday Malala gave a speech to the United Nations. In the speech she spoke about wanting all girls to get an education. She didn't want revenge or violence on the Taliban (even the man who shot her), she just wanted peace and opportunity for all.