Malala. Runner-Up: Malala Yousafzai, the Fighter. Ayesha Mir didn’t go to school on Tuesday, Nov. 27, the day after a security guard found a shrapnel-packed bomb under her family’s car.
The 17-year-old Pakistani girl assumed, as did most people who learned about the bomb, that it was intended for her father, the television news presenter Hamid Mir, who often takes on the Taliban in his nightly news broadcasts. Traumatized by the near miss, Ayesha spent most of the day curled up in a corner of her couch, unsure whom to be angrier with: the would-be assassins or her father for putting himself in danger. She desperately wanted someone to help her make sense of things. At around 10:30 p.m., she got her wish. Ayesha’s father had just come home from work, and he handed her his BlackBerry. Class Dismissed: Malala’s Story - Video. Malala Yousafzai's Blog. Diary of a Pakistani schoolgirl (v) A seventh grade schoolgirl in the north-western Pakistani district of Swat has been writing a diary after Taleban militants there ordered schools to close as part of an edict banning girls' education.
Militants have been seeking to impose their austere interpretation of Sharia law and have destroyed about 150 schools in the past year. This extract of her diary takes in the latest Sharia law deal between the government and the militants. The diary first appeared on BBC Urdu online. My father prepared breakfast today because my mum is not feeling well. She complained to my father, asking why did he tell her about the journalist's death? I went to the market today. Today I started preparing for the examinations because after the peace deal there is a hope that girls' schools could reopen. When I entered my room I saw my two brothers playing.
Maulana Sufi Mohammad is in Swat today. Malala Yousafzai: Taliban shooting victim flown to UK. 15 October 2012Last updated at 10:43 ET The BBC's Richard Galpin reports from Birmingham where Malala Yousafzai is being treated The 14-year-old Pakistani girl shot in the head by Taliban gunmen is being flown to the UK for medical treatment.
Malala Yousafzai has until now been at a military hospital in Rawalpindi, with doctors saying her progress over the next few days would be "critical". She remains in a serious condition after the attack, which the Taliban said they had carried out because she had been "promoting secularism". Pakistan's interior minister has said the attack was planned abroad. Those involved would soon be caught, said Rehman Malik, without giving further details.
Bone damage Malala left Pakistan on board an air ambulance provided by the United Arab Emirates, accompanied by a full medical team. Details of her departure were not announced until she had already left the country because of security concerns. The plane spent several hours in Abu Dhabi before flying on to the UK. Malala Yousafzai: Portrait of the girl blogger. 10 October 2012Last updated at 17:21 GMT 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. Her blogs described life under Taliban rule from her home town of Mingora, in the northwest region of Pakistan she affectionately calls "My Swat". I am afraid - 3 January 2009 "I had a terrible dream yesterday with military helicopters and the Taliban. On my way from school to home I heard a man saying 'I will kill you'. By 2009, the Taliban controlled much of the Swat Valley and applied their austere interpretation of sharia law. "When the Taliban came to Swat they banned women from going to the market and they banned shopping," Malala told the BBC last year. "She did it anonymously - to do otherwise would have brought immediate death.
Malala's journey from near death to recovery. Malala Yousafzai returns to school for the first time at Edgbaston High School for Girls in Birmingham, England, on March 19.
The 15-year-old said she had "achieved her dream. " Malala was one of seven people featured on the cover of Time's 100 most influential people edition of the magazine in April. The teen was discharged from Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham, England, in February. Malala Yousufzai, 15, reads a book on November 7 at the hospital. Malala talks with her father, Ziauddin. Pakistan's Malala: Global symbol, but still just a kid. Malala Yousufzai's father, an educator, taught her to stand up for her rightsIn 2009, the Taliban issued an edict that all girls in her region be banned from schoolsMalala spoke out, blogged and appeared in a documentary, refusing to follow their ordersAfter a 2010 meeting with a top diplomat, she wanted ice cream, revealing she was still just a kid (CNN) -- Eleven-year-olds sometimes have trouble sleeping through the night, kept awake by monsters they can't see.
But Malala Yousufzai knew exactly what her monsters looked like.