Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Malala Wins Noble Peace Prize

Malala Yousafzai is an activist from Pakistan who concerns on female and children education. On 10 October 2014, The Norwegian Nobel Committee has announced and awarded Malala the Nobel Peace Prize. She has been struggling in children and youth liberation against the massive suppression. She becomes the second Pakistani who is given with this most prestigious award after Abdus Salam in 1979. As Malala wins the Noble Peace Prize, she also becomes the youngest winner ever.

Malala with her dedication on children and youth liberation says that every child deserves to go to school and to not be exploited in the name of financial. In many conflict areas, children are often made as the object of violation which leads to the never ending violence from one generation to the next generation. As this issue keeps going abroad, Malala declares that children and all the young people must be respected due their right as the part of the global development. Besides her struggle in releasing children from violence, she also hardly fights for the young girls to have an education. It has been done for years far before she finally gets the Nobel Peace Prize. Her fight is all done under the most hazardous situation and forceful pressure. The great struggle she has made, it brings her to become the lead speaker of young girl's rights for education. 

Malala is now known as the great wall to help the Pakistani girls out of the Taliban occupation. It starts with her writing on a blog addressed to BBC. Her blog tells about all the sorrow and injustice among the Pakistni young girls under the Taliban violation. It cannot be imagined that she was still 12 when she wrote the blog. Her efforts made the professional journalist, Adam B. Ellick to documented her life during the cold war in Pakistan. After that she was invited for some interviews on TV. And from that moment, Malala was nominated as the one of the most inspirational people for the International Children's Peace Prize by the former of the South African activists, Desmond Tutu and also her picture was put on Time's front cover which said Malala as one of the 100 most influential people in the world.

Malala's worldwide fame forced her to face several murder attempts. She had to receive some threats from unknown people in form of letters and message on Facebook. One of the scary threats was done on 9 October 2012. The Taliban armies stopped the bus and started to torture girls. One of the army shot her with bullet but she was safe from the brutal attack. This incident made her and family flying to Birmingham, United Kingdom for further treatment. From then, she's becoming the student of Edgbaston High School in Birmingham.

Not all of people agreed and approved her for receiving the Nobel Peace Prize, there are some people who questioned the final decision. There was one jurist who spoke up for her and supported her for being the right person to win the Nobel Peace Prize, his name is Fredrik Heffermehl.


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