Malala Yousafzai, a 14 years old girl from Swat valley of Pakistan is a symbol of hope, resistance, struggle, bravery and courage who refused to bow down in front of the militants to get education and women rights. She also kept on struggling for peace in her militancy hit hometown of Swat by Writing, and Speaking at every forum she could get. She came to prominence through a blog she wrote for the BBC, detailing her life under the Taliban regime and their attempts to take control of the valley. Yousafzai has since been nominated for several awards, including International Children's Peace Prize, and has won Pakistan's first National Peace Prize. She was threatened and pressurized and ultimately shot critically by extremist elements on Tuesday 09 October 2012 while returning from school along with two other girls. She was first treated in a Pakistani Military Hospital till her stabilized substantially to give enough room to take her abroad after which she was transferred to UK where currently under treatment at Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham. This girl is a symbol of hope and courage for the whole world and she deserves the Nobel Peace prize for all that she has done and all that she has endured in the path of her struggle at such a tender age.
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