- NAME: Malala Yousafzai
- OCCUPATION: Children's Activist, Women's Rights Activist
- BIRTH DATE: July 12, 1997 (Age: 16)
- Did You Know?: Malala was only 11 years old when she blogged for the BBC about living in Pakistan while the Taliban was threatening to close girls' schools.
- PLACE OF BIRTH: Mingora, Pakistan
- Full Name: Malala Yousafzai
- AKA: Gul Makai
- ZODIAC SIGN: Cancer
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As a young girl, Malala Yousafzai defied the Taliban in Pakistan and demanded that girls be allowed to receive an education. She was shot in the head by a Taliban gunman in 2012, but survived.
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Despite the Taliban's threats, Malala remains a staunch advocate for the power of education. On October 10, 2013, in acknowledgement of her work, the European Parliament awarded her the Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought. She has also been nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize. Should she win, she will be the youngest honoree in the history of the award.
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