Malala Yousafzai (born July 12, 1997 ) is a Pakistani student and education activist. She is known for her activism for girls' rights, especially for being allowed to go to school. Yousafzai is from the town of Mingora in the Swat District. She was a victim of a gunshot attack in October 2012.
In 2009, at age 11, many people got to know her through a weblog of the BBC News' Urdu language service. The BBC published translated writings about her life under Taliban rule. On 9 October 2012, Yousafzai was shot in the head and neck in an assassination attempt by Taliban gunmen. She was given emergency treatment in Pakistan and then moved to England for more medical treatment. She had titanium plate put over hole in skull and cochlear implant to restore her hearing.
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- Declan Walsh (4 January 2013). "Girl Shot by Pakistani Taliban Is Discharged From Hospital". The New York Times. http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/05/world/asia/malala-yousafzai-shot-by-pakistani-taliban-is-discharged-from-hospital.html?_r=0. Retrieved 15 February 2013.
- "Malala undergoes two successful surgeries: Hospital". The Times of India. http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2013-02-03/uk/36720630_1_malala-yousafzai-cochlear-implant-successful-surgeries. Retrieved 15 February 2013.