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MALALA YOUSAFZAI: Pakistani Activist for female education and youngest Nobel Peace Prize laureate
Born 12th July 1997
Pakistani born education activist Malala Yousafzai became famous overnight following an assassination attempt by the Taliban in 2012 at the age of 15, as a result of her championing the right of girls to go to school. Immediately after the attack, she and her family were brought to UK for her to receive medical treatment, and they have now made their home in Birmingham. She has continued the crusade that she had begun as a child at home in the Swat Valley in northern Pakistan, and has become a global ambassador for female education. Former Pakistani Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, has called her “the most prominent citizen” of the country.