Monday 7 October 2013

Just a Girl: Malala Youzafzai (b. 1997) - Nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize

Malala Youzafsai, 16 years old, shot in the head and neck by Taliban gunmen in 2011 for demanding the right for girls in Pakistan to go to school, has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.

Image Source: The Guardian

Malala had this to say in a interview broadcast today on BBC1 News: "I was afraid of my future (without education). I don't want to see any girl to be ignorant. I don't' want to see any girl to be illiterate in future. And I don't want my future to be just sitting in a room, to be imprisoned in four walls, just cooking and giving birth to children. I didn't want to see my life in that way."

You can read more on Malala Youzafsai's blog here.

For the BBC1 Interview, you can click here.

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In this blog I intend to do some historical justice to the many, many women who have contributed with their genius, creativity, adventurous spirit, nurturing - amongst other qualities - to the apparent linear and male dominated prescribed notion of History. This is just the beggining.