What did Malala fight for?

Malala fought for gender equality, human rights, and female education in I Am Malala. As a result, she was targeted by the Taliban, who attempted to assassinate her.

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I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban is a memoir written by Pakistani activist and youngest Nobel Peace Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai with British journalist and author Christina Lamb. As the title suggests, the book centers on Malala and her loving parents, who encouraged her to learn to read and write despite prevailing views and beliefs and fought for their daughter's prosperity and happiness.

One day on her way home from school, Malala was shot by the Taliban, who had then forbidden all girls and women from attending schools or any other academic facilities. This prompted Malala, with the help of her father, Ziauddin, who was a teacher, to start fighting for human rights, gender equality, and free and safe education for all young girls and women in their home country.

Soon, her activism grew into an international movement, and Malala gained many supporters and people willing to help her cause. Malala founded the Malala Fund, which is a charity organization created with the purpose of giving every young girl the equal opportunity and right to have proper education, as well to have a successful and fulfilling future. In December 2014, at the age of seventeen, Malala was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, which made her the youngest recipient of the award ever.

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