"We realize the importance of our voices only when we are silenced."
"Let us pick up our books and our pens."..."They are our most powerful weapons. One child, one teacher, one book and one pen can change the world." -Malala Yousafzai
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Who is Malala Yousafzai? CNN's Christiane Amanpour profiles Malala Yousafzai. (length 6:15 minutes), October 21, 2013
- Who is Malala Yousafzai? Laura O'Donnell Reports, CBS News (Up to the Minute) (length 8:12 minutes) Video clip includes an interview with Adam Ellick, the New York Times Senior Video Journalist who as a foreign correspondent first documented Malala's life story in 2009.
Struggling for Survival in Swat, "Fighting in the Swat valley between the
Pakistani army and Taleban militants has almost completely destroyed the
communications network and links with the rest of the country. Tens of thousands of people have fled the area, but there are some who
have not been able to escape. One female student in the town of Saidu Sharif
has managed to send e-mails to the BBC News website describing the struggle to
survive." BBC World News, May 17, 2009.
- Diary of a Pakistani Girl - The
following are “extracts of Malala’s
for BBC World News which
first appeared on BBC Urdu online. As
a seventh grade schoolgirl living in north-western
Pakistan Malala documented her feelings and observations in a diary after
Taleban militants ordered the closing of schools “as part of an edict banning
girls' education. The ban was lifted in February, but before it was revoked
militants seeking to impose their austere interpretation of Sharia law
destroyed about 150 schools within a year.”
- Diary of a Pakistani Schoolgirl (i) "Five more schools were blown up
despite a government pledge to safeguard education. Here, a Pakistani seventh
grade schoolgirl (Malala) from Swat chronicles how the ban has affected her and
- Diary of a Pakistani Schoolgirl (ii) "News of further attacks and a Taleban
invitation to public floggings appears in the latest extracts of the diary.”
- Diary of a Pakistani Schoolgirl (iii) "In this extract of her diary written in part
from the relative safety of Islamabad, she chronicles her first impressions of
the city after arriving from Swat and events leading up to her family's
- Diary of a Pakistani Schoolgirl (iv) "Many are opting to flee from Swat on foot with no
belongings. This fourth extract of her
diary is written during and after her return home from the relative safety of
- Christiane Amanpour Interviews "The Bravest Girl in the World" http://edition.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/1312/24/ampr.01.html (Transcript)
- The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. Extended
Interview: Malala Yousafzai (Oct 10, 2013, length 16:10
minutes) “In this exclusive, unedited interview, "I Am Malala" author
Malala Yousafzai remembers the Taliban's rise to power in her Pakistani
hometown and discusses her efforts to campaign for equal access to education
for girls. Malala Yousafzai also offers suggestions for people looking to help
out overseas and stresses the importance of education.” Watch the entire
interview at www.thedailyshow.com
- Full interview with Malala Yousafzai, Christiane Amanpour, Cable News Network (CNN) (Oct 21, 2013, length 54.20 minutes) "Last year at this time the Taliban asked, which one is Malala?," now the whole world knows which one is Malala.
- A Conversation With Pakistani Education Advocate Malala Yousafzai. All Things
Considered 18 Oct. 2013. Literature Resource Center. Web. 26 July
2014. Audio file, Broadcast
transcript, Interview. To listen to this broadcast, click here: Play
- Malala Yousafzai Addreses United Nations Assembly (length 17:42 minutes) An advocate for every child's right to education, Malala Yousafzai
celebrated her 16th birthday, on Friday, July 12, 2013, by giving her
first high-level public appearance and statement on the importance of
education at the United Nations Youth Assembly.
NEWS DOCUMENTARIES on Malala
- Lost Generation in Swat Valley (length 7:42 minutes). Adam B. Ellick’s November 10, 2010, New York Times’ film documenting the
Pakistani government’s inability to “rebuild any of the 159 fully destroyed
schools that were bombed by the Taliban. As a result, students are furious.”
- Swat School Part 1: Class Dismissed in Swat Valley: The
Death of Female Education February 22, 2009 (length 13:33 minutes) a short
documentary filmed on February 22,
2009 by Adam B. Ellick, the New York Times correspondent who profiles
Malala as an 11-year-old Pakistani girl on the last day before the Taliban
closed down her school.
- Class Dismissed: Malala Yousafzai
Story, the Pakistani Girl Shot in Taliban Attack (length 32:20
minutes) This 2009 documentary filmed by Adam B. Ellick, a New York Times correspondent, and Irfan Ashraf first brought Malala's story to the world. This was published by the New York Times on October 10, 2012. Malala was shot be a gunman on October 9, 2012.
- The Making of Malala Yousafzai: Story of Girl Shot in Taliban Attack (length 11:06 minutes). Published on October 7, 2013, "this is the follow-up news story about Malala Yousafzai as reported by Adam B. Ellick the New York Times' correspondent who created the 2009 documentary about Malala before she became an international star.
- Unbreakable: One Girl Changing the World (ABC 20/20) (length 39:47 minutes) Using film and personal interviews this October 11, 2013, special edition documentary profiles Malala Yousafzai and "her courage against the Taliban."
- Malala Yousafzai, 16, and Her Miraculous Story of Surviving Being Shot by the Taliban (ABC News 20/20, Person of the Week), (length 4:40 minutes). Diane Sawyer's October 11, 2013 report related to Malala's condition and remarkable recovery after she was shot point blank on her face.
- Ziauddin Yousafzai: My Daughter, Malala (length 16:36 minutes) Malala's father honors his daughter Malala as he recounts the injustices, cruelty and abuse faced by millions of girls and women throughout the world due to the "Code of Honor." Published on March 24, 2014. "Pakistani educator Ziauddin Yousafzai reminds the world of a simple trugh that many don't want to hear: Women and men deserve equal opportunities for education, autonomy, an independent identity."
NEWS DOCUMENTARIES and ARTICLES ON THE TTP (the Tehrik-i-Taliban, the Pakistani Taliban)
- A History of the Pakistani Taliban (length 2:32 minutes).
In this 2012 news video clip, CNN’s Fionnuala Sweeney reports on the TTP
(Tehrik-i-Taliban), its origins and its leaders.
- Who are the Pakistani
Taliban? This Oct 17, 2012 CNN
World news article reporter Ben Brumfield distinguishes
the TTP (Tehrik-i-Taliban) from “the Taliban” and dicusses the roots of the
PAKISTAN - Country Information
- Country Studies - Pakistan The Country
Studies Series presents a description and analysis of the historical setting
and the social, economic, political, and national security systems and
institutions of countries throughout the world
- Factmonster - Pakistan Country-related information from Information Please.
- The World Factbook - Pakistan This database sponsored by the Central Intelligence Agency provides a map and general information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues" on Pakistan and other nations.
NATIONAL PUBLIC RADIO
- With Airport Attack, Pakistani Taliban Show Off Their Reach, Parallels, June 9, 2014. “Krishnadev
Calamur reports that the Pakistani Taliban aren't nearly as well-known as the
Afghan Taliban, but they've carried out many major attacks, such as the
shooting of Malala Yousafzai, and have further destabilized Pakistan.”
- Educating Girls: Big Payoff for $45 A Year, Tell
Me More, (length 11:08 minutes) May 15, 2014. “Girls without an education are
six times more likely to marry young than those who've finished high school,
according to a new report from the World Bank Group.” Guest host, Celeste
- Malala Yousafzai's Hope Is Stronger Than Ever, Tell
Me More, (length 17:51 minutes) December 31, 2013. “A year after she was shot by the Taliban,
Malala Yousafzai was back spreading her message about educating girls around
the world. Malala, and her father Ziauddin Yousafzai, talk with host Michel
Martin about their hope for Pakistan's future. This segment originally aired
Oct. 15, 2013.”
Pakistani Girl Shot By Taliban Transported To U.K., All Things Considered
, (length 5:35
minutes) October 15, 2012. Philip Reeves reports that “the
15-year-old Pakistani school girl shot by the Taliban has been flown to the
United Kingdom for treatment. Malala Yousafzai leaves behind her a country that
is full of outrage and disgust over the attack. Yet the reaction to her
shooting is much more complicated than that.”
- Breaking the Silence: A Call to Action Based on an Overview of Evidence from Africa, Asia Pacific, and Latin America (2013). NICEF, UN Women, UNFPA, the
International Labour Organization (ILO), and the Office of the Special
Representative of the Secretary-General on Violence against Children.
- A Fair
Chance: Attaining Gender Equality in Basic Education Global
Campaign for Education, 2005. This report was produced to inform the work of education campaigners in
the field of gender equality, including nine country studies from Africa and
Asia to exemplify the progress and the huge strides that remain to be made to
achieve this goal.
- Gender Discrimination
in Education: The Violation of Rights of Women and Girls Global Campaign for Education, February 2012.
This report presents the results of a GCE survey of children and
teachers conducted from November 2011-February 2012. It highlights shocking
disparities of experience between genders, with evidence that girls around the
world are experiencing gender discrimination from the age of just seven years.
- Make it Right
for Girls Global Campaign for
Education and Results, August 2011 This report,
co-authored by the GCE and RESULTS, shows that millions of girls are being
forced out of school because of poverty, child labor, early child marriage, the
threat of sexual violence, inadequate and poor-quality schools. It
examines 80 poor countries, with DRC, Egypt, India, Iraq, Nigeria and Pakistan
among those countries failing to respect the rights of girls to an education.
MALALA'S GLOBAL INFLUENCE & CAMPAIGNS