Women’s History Month- Malala Yousafzai

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Adhiti Chundur, Staff Writer

   Malala Yousafzai, born on July 12, 1997, is currently the youngest person to win the Nobel Peace Prize. As she was growing up the Taliban tried to take control of Pakistan. From a young age, she advocated for girl’s rights to equal education. A big concern was the Taliban, who were dismissive of education and destroyed many girls schools. At the age of 11, Malala started an anonymous diary describing life under Taliban rule. She spoke out for equal education, and in turn, the Taliban issued a death threat. On October 9, 2012, she was shot on her way home from school. She survived, and in October of 2014, Malala received the Nobel Peace Prize.