>Malala Yousafzai, born on 07/12/1997, from the town of Mingora in the Swat District of NWFP, Pakistan, was shot in her head on her way home from school in Mingora (see – Mingora Schools), the region’s main city in Swat District on 10/09/2012, because she was an outspoken advocate of education for girls, according to Ehsanullah Ehsan, a spokesman for Tehrik-e-Taleban in Swat Valley who took responsibility on the attempt. Malala Yousafzai was flown to UK for extensive treatment and her life were’ eventually, saved.
In early 2009, at the age of 11–12, Malala Yousafzai wrote a blog under a pseudonym for the BBC detailing her life under Taliban rule, their attempts to take control of the valley , and her views on promoting education for girls (see – Swat School Girls). The following summer, a New York Times documentary was filmed about her life as the Pakistani military intervened in the region, culminating in the Second Battle of Swat (see – Swat-Crisis). Malala Yousafzai rose in prominence, giving interviews in print and on television, and she was nominated for the International Children’s Peace Prize by South African activist Desmond Tutu.