Malala Yousafzai. A Case Study For Emotional Resilience

The popular Girl-Child Right Activisit, Malala Yousafzai was short in the head by the Taliban assassins when she was 15 on the 9th day of October 2012. She was an 11-year-old schoolgirl in Pakistan when she began speaking out against the Taliban’s efforts to ban girls from attending school.

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Fortunately, she recovered and underwent intense rehabilitation. And this opportune her to speak at the United Nations and issued a call for worldwide access to education for girls. And later awarded the Nobel Peace Prize On October 10 of 2014, at the age of 17.

Malala has successfully proven to the World how powerful Emotional Resilience is.

What is Emotional Resilience?

It refers to one’s ability to adapt to stressful situations or crises. Ability to thrive through hardship, catastrophe and unfavourable condition. It’s inborn and can also be developed with a little effort.

As stated in a paper, ‘Malala is a case study for Emotional Resilience in so many ways in which some are listed below.

  1. She Managed Loneliness by Reaching out.
    In addressing her loneliness, Malala enjoys spending time with people that really know her worth and those that share same situation with her.
    Record have it that, she traveled to some part of the world to reach out to females in her shoe.
  2. Having Purpose Leads to Post-Traumatic Growth
    She does not subject herself to feel victimized by the traumatic experience, but rather purposeful.
  3. Never Let Failure and Setbacks Stop Her
    Despite being banned from studying by the Taliban, Malala refused to give up.

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