Youth Role Models
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.
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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