[Mariana Flores Melo]: A Shot in the Head Changed Her Life

Malala Yousafzai is a young Pakistani woman known for her defense of the rights of feminine education in her country.

[Mariana Flores Melo]: Malala Yousafzai

[Mariana Flores Melo]: Malala Yousafzai

She was born in Pakistan, she gained notoriety by writing a blog for the BBC. In that blog, she talked about the atrocities suffered under the Tehrik-i-Taliban regime (TTP), the militarily group who occupied the area where she was living. They destroyed schools and prohibited girl´s education between 2003 and 2009.

Because of the blog, she was a victim of an attack when two members of the TTP boarded the school bus in which Malala was going to school and fired with a rifle, reaching her skull and neck.

She was transferred to an Hospital in Birmingham, Great Britain, to schedule reconstructive surgeries for her injuries, also made rehabilitation and had to implant a titanium plate in his skull and also a hearing device in his left ear.

Since then, Malala lives in the West Midlands area of ​​Birmingham, where his father holds the position of education aggregate of the consulate of Pakistan.

[Mariana Flores Melo]: Malala Yousafzai in the Hospital

[Mariana Flores Melo]: Malala Yousafzai in the Hospital

After a year, she made her first public intervention after the attack by announcing in a video the creation of an aid fund for education in her country.

In 2013, she published a book,  her autobiography entitled I am Malala was written by British journalist Christina Lamb, describing her life before and after the attack.

She was a candidate for the 2013 Nobel Peace Prize, making her the youngest nominee ever to be 16 years old. She is very strong young activist and a real example that not all Pakistan women live in submission. There still is a hope for these middle east countries, where women are living in horrible situations because of a misconception of women.

By [Mariana Flores Melo].



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