- NAME: Malala Yousafzai
- OCCUPATION: Children's Activist, Women's Rights Activist
- BIRTH DATE: July 12, 1997 (Age: 16)
- Did You Know?: Malala Yousafzai 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, Yousafzai remains a staunch advocate for the power of education. On October 10, 2013, in acknowledgement of her work, the European Parliament awarded Yousafzai the Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought. That same year, she was nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize. She didn't win the prize, but was named a nominee again in March 2014.
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