Malala Yousafzai is an activist for female education and the youngest Nobel Prize laureate. Malala was born in Mingora, Pakistan on July 12, 1997. Her father, Ziauddin Yousafzai ran a girl's school in their hometown, Swat Valley. In 2008, the Taliban took control over Swat Valley and prohibited girls from attending school. Since then, Malala has used her voice to speak out on behalf of girls and their right to learn. In 2014, with the help of her father, she established Malala Fund, a charity dedicated to giving every girl an opportunity to achieve the future she chooses. In recognition of her work, Malala received the Nobel Peace Prize in December 2014 and became the youngest-ever Nobel laureate. For more information about Malala visit her website: www.malala.org Malala continues to break down barriers for girls to have access to education.
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https://malala.org/malalas-story Source: Malala Fund website