Malala Yousafzai

Women's Rights Activist

She stood up to the Taliban as a child.

Malala was only 11 years old when she stood up to the Taliban to demand girls education rights. After that event, the Taliban began to issue death threats against her and eventually shot her in the head.

She Lived

Malala lived and now is a women's rights activist. She was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2013 and 2014 for her acts, and recieved the prize in 2014.

Malala makes a great leader

She is currently fighting for women's rights and girls' education rights. Malala refuses to give up and is still threatened by the Taliban. Here are just of few of her abundant leadership qualities: perservearance, awareness, empathy, confidence, and optimism.

"Let us pick up our books and pens, they are our most powerful weapons."

Malala's Inspiration

Malala attended a school that her father had founded. She could not anymore, however, when the Taliban began to attack the school. Malala's response was in the form of a speech titled "How dare the Taliban take away my basic right to education?". She has inspired many others to fight as well, no matter the danger.