Pakistani activist and Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai has signed a deal with Apple TV+ to produce dramas and documentaries that focus on women and children, reports AFP. She won the Nobel as a teenager after surviving a Taliban assassination attempt.
Releasing a statement, Apple said it is a multi-year partnership and aim is use her ability to inspire people around the world. The content would also include animation and children's series.
"I'm grateful for the opportunity to support women, young people, writers, and artists in reflecting the world as they see it," the 23-year-old was quoted as saying.
Malala was 10-year-old when Taliban started targeting her for her campaign for education rights for girls in rural northwest Pakistan. At the time, the Pakistani Taliban had gained a significant foothold in the Swat Valley, imposing a fundamentalist version of Islam on areas they controlled -- banning education for girls and employment for women.
She wrote a series of blogs and articles she wrote about everyday life and hopes for a better future, but her fame incensed the Taliban, whose leadership ordered her murder.
In October 2012, a Taliban assassin shot the then-15-year-old as she rode home on a bus from school. The bullet struck near her left eye, went through her neck and lodged in her shoulder.
She recovered after months of treatment at home and abroad before co-writing a best-selling memoir titled "I am Malala", which drew even more international attention.
Yousafzai was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize as a 17-year-old in 2014, sharing the award with Kailash Satyarthi, a children's rights activist from India.
She graduated from Britain's Oxford University last year and has since created a digital publication for girls and women, and formed her own TV production company.
"I believe in the power of stories to bring families together, forge friendships, build movements, and inspire children to dream," she was quoted as saying in Monday's statement.