Malala Yousafzai has described her experience at Oxford University in an article that will be published in British Vogue.
British Vogue’s editor-in-chief, Edward Enninful, shared the news on his Twitter:
As @Malala Yousafzai begins her second year at university, in the November issue of @britishvogue on newsstands this Friday, she reflects on her life at @Oxford_uni and why every girl deserves the same chance. Photograph by @luisadorr ❤️ pic.twitter.com/8sDfPjhD3l
— Edward Enninful OBE (@Edward_Enninful) October 3, 2018
In the editorial, Enniful has called her an “inspiration”, writing, “As she returns to Oxford this month, I could not be more proud to have this wonderful young woman – who became a global figurehead for educational rights six years ago when the Taliban attempted to kill her simply because she wanted to go to school – on our pages.”
He concludes by thanking her for her contribution.
Twitter users were quick to express their appreciation:
She will do amazing things in her life … she has already done more than most could dream of and still a very young woman ..
— Jim Meaney (@MeaneyJim) October 4, 2018
Dear freinds,yes!! Malala is a excellent example for our young women always!
— Paulwalwanis (@Paulwalwanis7) October 4, 2018
Recently, a portrait of Malala by artist Shirin Nishat was unveiled at the National Portrait Gallery in London, which included a poem by Pakhtun poet Rahmat Shah Sayel. A second portrait is due to be unveiled in Birmingham in 2020.
Ever since Malala Yousufzai survived a gunshot wound to her head for speaking out about girls’ education in the Taliban-occupied Swat Valley, she has become a global icon for girls’ education. Her contributions have earned her a Nobel Peace Prize in 2014, making her the youngest-ever recipient of the award, and only the second recipient from Pakistan.
Malala also received the International Children’s Peace Prize in 2013, and has co-founded the Malala Fund to promote the cause of girls’ education.
She is currently studying philosophy, politics and economics at Oxford University.
Despite all the accolades she has received from around the world, the activist is often slammed by detractors in her home country, who believe that she is portraying a negative image of Pakistan to the world. When her memoir came out in 2015, it was banned in many schools and book stores in the country for being “anti-Islam” and “anti-Pakistan”.