Malala Yousafzai

"When the whole world is silent, even one voice has power"

Malala was born on July, 12, 1997, in Mingora, Pakistan.

When the Taliban started attacking girls' schools, Malala decided she needed to do something about it. So in September, 2008, she gave a speech in Peshawer, Pakistan about girl's rights and going to school.

The Taliban shut down her school, but that didn't stop her. She moved to a different school.

In 2011, Malala got awarded Pakistan's National Youth Peace Prize.

That same year, she got nominated for the International Children's Peace Prize.

Then on October 9, 2012, Malala was in a dyna, (bus) with 5-6 other girls. She was sitting by her best friend Moniba on one of the benches. All of a sudden, a man stepped in front of the road and made the dyna stop. He got on the dyna and said " Who is Malala?" No one said anything, but they all looked at her. He took 3 shots, and one of them hit Malala. They later found out that he was one of the Taliban.

After the attack, Malala was flown to a hospital in Birmingham, England, for emergency treatment.

Malala soon released her own book about the Taliban called "I Am Malala", in October, 2013.

Then on July 12, 2015, Malala's 18 birthday, she opened a school for syrian refugee girls in Lebanon.