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Park named after Malal Yousafzai

    Malala Yousafzai (b. 1997, Mingora, Pakistan) is a Pakistani female education activist and the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize laureate. She is the world’s youngest Nobel Prize laureate, the second Pakistani, and the first Pashtun to receive a Nobel Prize. Yousafzai is a human rights advocate for the education of women and children in her native homeland, Swat, where the Pakistani Taliban had at times banned girls from attending school. Her advocacy has grown into an international movement. The daughter of education activist Ziauddin Yousafzai, she was born to a Yusufzai Pashtun family in Swat. On 9 October 2012, while on a bus in the Swat District after taking an exam, Yousafzai and two other girls were shot by a Taliban gunman in an assassination attempt targeting her for her activism. The gunman fled the scene. She was struck in the head by a bullet, but her condition later improved enough for her to be transferred to Birmingham, UK. After her recovery, Yousafzai became a more prominent activist for the right to education. Based in Birmingham, she co-founded the Malala Fund, a non-profit organization, with Shiza Shahid. Yousafzai completed her secondary school education in Birmingham, England and won a place at Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford, where she undertook three years of study for a Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics (PPE), graduating in 2020. She returned in 2023 to become the youngest ever Honorary Fellow at Linacre College, Oxford.

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