Malala Yousafzai

“One child, one teacher, one book, one pen can change the world.”

Malala Yousafzai defied the Taliban as a young girl in Pakistan. She spoke out publicly on behalf of girls and their right to receive an education. This made her a target. She was shot in the head by a Taliban gunman in 2012, but survived.

She established Malala Fund, a charity dedicated to giving every girl an opportunity to achieve a future she chooses. In recognition of her work, she received the Nobel Peace Prize in December 2014 and became the youngest-ever Nobel laureate.