The year 2012 was a very remarkable year for a 12-year-old Afghan girl. Her name is Malala Yousafzi. That year, she was the target of an attempt to take her life. Why was this girl subjected to such an attack? Simply because she denounced the actions of the Taliban in her country, Afghanistan, in her personal blog.
In 2014, at the age of 17, Malala Yousafzai was the Nobel Peace Prize winner. Historically speaking, she is the youngest of all the people who have earned this award. Since that year, she has become an international symbol in the struggle to promote education for children, especially girls. Her struggle has gained great momentum following an attack whose first target was her person in 2012. It should not be forgotten that the same imposition appears in Pakistan. Since 2009, Yousafzi Malala wrote a blog using a sort of pseudonym. The purpose of her article was to denounce the intensification of all military actions in the city where she was born. She was forced to use a pseudonym out of fear. For some time, long before she led her peaceful struggle, her school was repeatedly the target of several terrorist attacks.
The right to education in the country under Taliban rule
The whole world unanimously condemned the Taliban attack on Yousafzi Malala on October 09, 2012. On that date, she had just returned from her school with her friends. It was an armed attack. Following what was happening in Afghanistan at that time, about 2000,000 Pakistanis signed a petition whose purpose was to demand the right to education for children and especially girls. Also in Pakistan, the National Assembly ratified the first law to make education free and compulsory throughout the country.
In order to raise as much awareness as possible, the young girl Malala Yousafzi founded Malala Fund with the help of her father in 2013. The money raised was aimed at alleviating the socio-economic impact of education for young girls, and empowering them to demand change. The right to education is a right that is recognized by everyone. While sometimes this right is particularly relevant to children, remember that it is also relevant to adults. It was promised in the UDHR of 1948 in its twenty-sixth article.