Malala Yousafzai

Human Rights Activist


Malala Yousafzai (age 24) is a human rights activist that advocates for the education of girls across the globe. She received international attention in 2012 following a Taliban assassination attempt against her because of her vocal advocacy for girls, educators, and activists. Since then, Yousafzai has established the Malala Fund, a charity that helps give girls opportunities, and the Gulmakai Network, which empowers local leaders and local activists. She has addressed the U.N., released a best-selling memoir, and in 2014, became the youngest person to receive the Nobel Peace Prize. Learn more about Malala and the Malala Fund here.

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In the News

TIME 100 Women of the Year | Malala Yousafzai

In fighting for girls’ education, UN advocate Malala Yousafzai finds her purpose

“We realize the importance of our voices only when we are silenced.”

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